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Why Gigamon Scares The Crap Out of Me

October 31, 2011
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I had the opportunity to visit with some of the Gigamon folks at their Milpitas, California, office last week as part of the Net Field Day 2 event and, frankly, what they showed us scared the shit out of me. Gigamon has a variety of products in their line-up. At the most basic is the […]

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GPG Key Transition Statement

May 17, 2011

Update 06 July 2013: I have again transition to a new GPG key (hopefully for the last time!). Please see my most recent key transition statement and my GPG page for details. This won’t affect or be interesting to 99% of you, but since it’s considered best practice to make a public statement when these […]

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Why I Use Jungle Disk and Tarsnap

April 20, 2011

Two weeks ago, Derek Newton wrote an article entitled “Dropbox authentication: insecure by design” after discovering that one could take Dropbox’s config.db file, copy it to another host, and gain access to that Dropbox account. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox […]

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Judge orders defendant to decrypt PGP-protected laptop

March 20, 2009

I believe in security and privacy on the intarwebz. I also use PGP for e-mail and whole disk encryption (more to protect data in the event my devices are lost or stolen than to “hide” anything). Because of that, this is kinda scary:

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Basic IPSec VPN Lab for Dynamips

November 17, 2008

As I mentioned at the end of the Basic Frame Relay Lab for Dynamips, the next lab will cover how to set up an IPSec site-to-site VPN between R2 and R3 to encrypt our data in transit. I adhere to the “Keep It Simple, Stupid” principle so to avoid adding more virtual routers to the […]

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