Tag: security

How to respond to the meltdown and spectre CPU vulnerabilities

Google’s “Project Zero” has released details about three vulnerabilities that impact all Intel, AMD and ARM based systems running any operating system, including systems on all major cloud platforms. The three vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to access sensitive areas…

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Advice for responding to the WPA2 security flaw

By now everyone’s likely heard about the serious vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2 that secures the wireless communications of just about every consumer device out there. The Key Reinstallation Attacks (KRACK) allow an attacker to control the encryption…

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Why privileged access management isn’t optional at Pythian

According to the Washington Post, at the end of June the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security sent a joint alert to the energy sector stating that “advanced, persistent threat actors” — a euphemism for sophisticated foreign hackers —…

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New MySQL file system vulnerabilities

Get insight into the recent MySQL file system vulnerabilities.

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DirtyC0w – is that a beverage? Ensuring the security of your Linux servers

What should you do about the Dirty C0w vulnerability?

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Cassandra 3.9 Security feature walk-through

This post goes through the available security features one-by-one in Cassandra version 3.9.

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Auditing MySQL Users With McAfee Plugin

Ivan Groenewold, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses auditing MySQL users with the McAffee plugin.

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Protect against MySQL vulnerability CVE-2016-6662

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, explains how to protect against the MySQL bug CVE-2016-6662.

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SQL server security review using PowerShell

Sandeep Arora, SQL Server Database Consultant, explains how to automate a SQL Server Security review using PowerShell.

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Encrypting sensitive data in puppet using hiera-eyaml

Minto Joseph, Site Reliability Consultant at Pythian, explains how to encrypting sensitive data in puppet using hiera-eyaml.

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