Category: security

The ugly side of 2FA

Jul 26, 2018 5 min.

I like security. I like to keep up to date, and I use 2 factor authentication on most if not all of my online accounts. I got to the point where I had that warm fuzzy feeling that I actually knew what I was doing. I’ve had a wild last couple of weeks that were not fun for me but hopefully you’ll get a laugh or 2 out of it.

Setting up HTTPS: the quest for a solid security config

Apr 30, 2016 9 min.

I bought a shared hosting plan that lasted me almost a year before I decided to get something more powerful. Today I’ll tell you what I did to get a respectable HTTPS configuration in my recently deployed cloud server. Motivation Having a shared hosting plan is great. You log in to cPanel and you have tons of menu options, a search bar to look for settings and you can call yourself a certified system administrator from day 1… On the other side you can only have static content, a bundle of common software options and your performance will depend on the server you’re hosted in: if it has poor specs (or too many clients in it), you’d see your blog, forum or e-commerce store drag with lag beyond what any user would bare.