GitLab database post-mortem

Reading post-mortems for fun and education: On January 31st 2017, we experienced a major service outage for one of our products, the online service GitLab.com. The outage was caused by an accidental removal of data from our primary database server.

Google SRE book

The Site Reliability Engineering book is available online. A lot of it doesn’t scale well to small operations but there’s a lot of good tops and lessons learned in there.

The Story of how Hacking Team got Hacked

I’ll throw an allegedly in here; Pastebin has a story written by the fellow who hacked Hacking Team about how it was accomplished. Lessons learned are, again: Change default passwords Patch your systems Log account and network activity – identify suspicious activity Secure your backups After sending passwords by email delete the email and change […]