Tag: 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.

Open-source web-apps: should code be readily available?

May 4, 2016 6 min.

If you’re a student like me, I assume you realise the importance of letting everybody know your potential. We are all learners, but we need to set ourselves apart from others in order to fight for the best jobs out there. Before GitHub, you needed to own and maintain a website in order to show off your cool projects. Now, recruiters and senior engineers alike can watch your repos and see for themselves if you’d be a good addition to the team.

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.