Category: Computers

Staying safe online – is it even possible?

So every once in a while, you come across something in IT Security that just makes you want to cry. Usually, these are chained exploits that when executed properly have devastating effects. Take the latest Pwn2Own competition. One of the successful hacks there was epic. And scary. In a nutshell, an ‘Edge’ browser exploit to …

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Why working in aviation was so cool

The company I used to work for took part in the Avalon International Airshow lately – showing off their Learjet 45. Less words, more video 🙂 Onboard Camera: Outside view of the high-speed pass: The landing back at Avalon:

Remembering TITR

So it’s now been 16 years since the end of TITR (This Is True, Really) News. I still occasionally listen to the old recordings of what we now know as ‘podcasts’ and have a giggle. Scott, Tony, wherever you guys are, hope all is going well. If you want to share in on the laughs, …

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Central management of Lets Encrypt SSL certificates

Just wrote up a quick article on how I implemented centralised management of SSL Certificates issued via Lets Encrypt. Yeah, its an article – its a bit big for a post 🙂 Using centralised management with Lets Encrypt

Adding a PPS source to ntpd

So I recently got given a Symmetricom TimeProvider 100 to have a bit of a play with – and was excited to see an ethernet port marked “NTP” on the front. After firing it up and having no luck at all talking to it on this port other than ICMP ping packets, I trawled online …

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