Is it just me, or is IPv6 a bad idea?

It’s not the idea of IPv6 that’s got me worried. It’s how it appears most everyone is going to be forced to use it. As far as I can see it will be eminently optimized for the Internet of Things, but in the process will complicate life for those of us who run fairly extensive networks behind the home firewall.

Continue reading

Posted in Editorial, Security, System Administration, Systems Analysis

5M Google Passwords Leaked

A 3 year-old file with 5 million Google user passwords is making the rounds of the Russian hacker underground.

Continue reading

Posted in Editorial, Security

I’d rather use F-Droid

That’s right, I use F-Droid in preference to Google’s Play store wherever possible. In fact I’ve taken to running my Android phone logged out of all Google services.

Continue reading

Posted in System Administration

Use a public cert for Openfire

The Openfire XMPP server is a very well designed, but poorly documented, application. Replacing the default self-signed certificates with one signed by a real Certificate Authority is not at all intuitive and requires some better explaination than currently available.

Continue reading

Posted in System Administration