Beta testers needed!

Hi I’m very proud to announce that my application (which I still haven’t found a name for!) is ready for beta release. It’s a very light command line app that uses log data for security hardening, so if you use Ubuntu, debian or linux (and or nginx or apache2) and are comfortable with the command line then please do get in touch. At this stage it’s a fairly simple app and in effect a security tool for those of us who can not afford thousands of dollars towards their own IDS.

This application will probably be most useful for smb running their own sites (small aws installs for example) for people who want extra security, and to stop a lot of the “noise” that hits the average web server.
If you want more information, have a look at the intro vid I made that is put up on youtube..
All I ask is that you supply the version of ubuntu / linux that you’re using and that after looking at the app take the time to fill in a short survey.

Look forward to hearing from you
Regards Steve Abrahall
PS if your interested email me at

steveabrahall AT gmail DOT comm

To find out what version of the os your using
lsb_release -a

Cisco people update and Patch NOW!

Cisco Tiki art from logic board
Cisco logic board

Just a quick shout out …. So one of the things that is some times talked about is the problem of the “non heterogeneous” or homogenous networking environment. The illusion that choosing the market dominant product (because everyone else buys it) is the right thing to do …. Anyhow it seems that Cisco is in a bit of bother due to its some what hated buggy protocol CDP. If your a cisco nerd and haven’t caught up on this it might be time to do a bit of serious patching!

Have a look at this wired article
Cisco Flaws Put Millions of Workplace Devices at Risk

And also the Reg have something about it
Tens of millions of Cisco devices vulnerable to CDPwn flaws: Network segmentation blown apart by security bugs

Stay safe on the Interwebs!

Steve

Outages and other stuff

Well that took longer than I thought it would (site being down!). It’s interesting trying to get a computer server stack just right – I’m close with this build but it’s something that you have to keep on top of. Hence it took me a week or so to get the site up again – and I may have a hardware issue to sort out but that’s a story for another day, but also part of the reason it took me a while to re build. But I must also admit that the last build stood the test of time (about 2-3 years) so it’s not all bad.

Computer

Onward and up ward, the next phase is a blue green development enviroument so that hopefully this won’t happen again. We learn from our mistakes!