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.
One of my favorite interview questions is: Tell me of one mistake you made and what happened. Tell me of a second mistake. Tell me of a third. Often a prospect will have one or two readily available, but have to resort to bare honesty by the third. You can learn a lot about them from […]
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 […]
An infected laptop was used to access the systems at the Pentagon’s credit union, exposing the financial records of the members of the United States military, according to a Kaspersky Lab report. […] This isn’t the first time PenFed has been targeted. The credit union posted an alert on its Web site notifying users that […]