2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Linux operating system. The Linux Foundation and other groups have been gathering stories from Linux gurus. I’ve been using Linux for about 15 years, but I came upon it gradually.
A new technical standard called Server Name Indication fixes the problem of name-based virtual hosts over SSL.
“Salting and Stretching” is just one section of Chapter 21 of Cryptography Engineering, but it’s applicable to web applications, so I thought I’d summarize it here. Salting and stretching are two techniques for storing secrets. They should always be used, for example when storing passwords in a database. Salting A salt is just a random […]
I’m in the middle of reading the book Cryptography Engineering. It’s essential reading for anyone writing software that includes encryption, and the 2nd edition that came out last year (2010) revises it for classroom use and self-study, while keeping it easy to read. Part I introduces the mindset of cryptography (weakest link, professional paranoia, etc.) […]
Today is World IPv6 Day. Is your business ready for the inevitable switch to IPv6?