J. S. Evans
By: J. S. Evans

October 10, 2017 3:25 pm

What is a CVE and How Can It Benefit Me?

Like a lot of the things that I write here, this is a question that came up in a ticket that I worked on recently. A customer recently received a message like this: Samba is a freely available file- and printer-sharing application maintained and developed by the Samba Development Team. Samba allows users to share […]

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J. S. Evans
By: J. S. Evans

September 5, 2017 8:34 pm

About Patching: What is a Patch in SLE and OpenSUSE?

A while back I wrote a post on why you should patch your servers. I think it surprised some people. I got at least one comment from twitter saying, “I’m surprised you get so many tickets on this topic since security is so important in enterprise server environments.” And yet, we do. At any current […]

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J. S. Evans
By: J. S. Evans

August 1, 2017 7:37 am

How Can I Get Malware?

I received an email this morning. I’m actually expecting a package that has been held for some time and when I saw it, it seems potentially legit at first. But then I realized that I don’t use my work email for personal things like that. When I saw that it came from someone who didn’t […]

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J. S. Evans
By: J. S. Evans

July 5, 2017 6:54 am

Why should I patch my server?

Wait, what? Why should I patch my server? Because you won’t get bug fixes. But my server works just fine, if it’s not broken don’t fix it, right? What about security fixes? My server isn’t accessible from the internet. I’m not worried about it getting hacked. But it’s still possible, right? Do you really want […]

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