So this government Covid 19 tracking app is an interesting idea – they even said that they would release the source code…. all very good, I’m thinking I may even install the thing… but then today I read this!
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
Quick shout out to letsencrypt and cerbot2 . Amazing open source free applications that are keeping the web safe for everyone! I’ve just renewed my site certs and it was surprisingly easy, free and fast. If your like me and have a non critical site but care about security check them out and even consider a donation.
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!