Fedora 18 firewall.

I upgraded to Fedora 18.  Then verified my web server was running.  Then attempted to visit this site.  I was not able to.    The problem was the new firewall daemon in Fedora 18.   Despite the config file indicating that port 80 was open for http traffic, it was not. I had to install firewall-config. yum… Continue reading Fedora 18 firewall.

Adobe security issues

The Flash player and Acrobat reader have security issues again. This vulnerability affects Flash Player 9 through Adobe Reader 9, Acrobat 9, and other Adobe products (including Photoshop CS3, PhotoShop Lightroom, Freehand MX, Fireworks) provide Flash support independent of Flash Player. Install the 10.1 version of Flash if you need flash or uninstall flash… Continue reading Adobe security issues

Howto: Securely remove data from a drive.

Many purported security experts believe that reformatting a computer will remove all traces of data. That is just not accurate. Drives can be formatted and reformatted and will still have files that can be easily recovered with the right tools. There are 2 primary ways to permanently remove data from a hard drive. One is… Continue reading Howto: Securely remove data from a drive.

Security: Buying online while wireless.

Recently there has been a lot of technical buzz from purported security experts related to e-commerce on wireless connections. Their general premise is that a wireless network is not secure, therefore any form of communication on said network is also compromised. Hogwash and an utter lack of technical expertise abound. The Facts: When you connect… Continue reading Security: Buying online while wireless.