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Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every week TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.

Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every week TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.
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Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast. Every week TechSNAP covers the stories that impact those of us in the tech industry, and all of us that follow it. Every episode we dedicate a portion of the show to answer audience questions, discuss best practices, and solving your problems.

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Episodes

Episode 388: The One About eBPF

10/25/2018
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We explain what eBPF is, how it works, and its proud BSD production legacy. eBPF is a technology that you’re going to be hearing more and more about. It powers low-overhead custom analysis tools, handles network security in a containerized world, and powers tools you use every day.

Duration:00:36:56

Episode 387: Private Cloud Building Blocks

10/11/2018
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We bring in Amy Marrich to break down the building blocks of OpenStack. There are nearly an overwhelming number of ways to manage your infrastructure, and we learn about one of the original tools. Plus a few warm up stories, a war story, and more. Special Guest: Amy Marrich.

Duration:00:33:37

Episode 386: What Makes Google Cloud Different

10/4/2018
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We bring on our Google Cloud expert and explore the fundamentals, demystify some of the magic, and ask what makes Google Cloud different. Plus how Google hopes Roughtime will solve one of the web’s biggest problems, some great emails, and more! Special Guest: Matt Ulasien.

Duration:00:34:56

Episode 385: 3 Things to Know About Kubernetes

9/27/2018
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Kubernetes expert Will Boyd joins us to explain the top 3 things to know about Kubernetes, when it’s the right tool for the job, and building highly available production grade clusters. Plus the privacy improvements that could be coming to HTTPS, and a new SSH auditing tool hits the open source scene. Special Guest: Will Boyd.

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 384: Interplanetary Peers

9/21/2018
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Jon the Nice Guy joins Wes to discuss all things IPFS. We'll explore what it does, how it works, and why it might be the best hope for a decentralized internet. Plus, Magecart strikes again, Alpine has package problems, and why you shouldn't trust Western Digital's MyCloud. Special Guest: Jon Spriggs.

Duration:00:37:14

Episode 383: The Power of Shame

9/14/2018
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TechSNAP progenitor and special guest Allan Jude joins us to talk mobile security, hand out some SSH tips and tricks, and discuss why security shaming works so well. Plus, how Mozilla is protecting their GitHub repos, a check-in on Equifax, and some great picks. Special Guest: Allan Jude.

Duration:00:51:48

Episode 382: Domestic Disappointments

9/6/2018
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We’re joined by a special guest to discuss the failures of campaign security, the disastrous consequences of a mismanaged firewall, and the suspicious case of Speck. Plus the latest vulnerabilities in Wireshark and OpenSSH, the new forensic hotness from Netflix, and some great introductions to cryptography. Special Guest: Martin Wimpress.

Duration:00:44:56

Episode 381: Here Comes Cloud DNS

8/29/2018
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To make DNS more secure, we must move it to the cloud! At least that’s what Mozilla and Google suggest. We breakdown DNS-over-HTTPS, why it requires a “cloud” component, and the advantages it has over traditional DNS. Plus new active attacks against Apache Struts, and a Windows 10 zero-day exposed on Twitter.

Duration:00:23:53

Episode 380: Terminal Fault

8/16/2018
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Microsoft’s making radical changes to Windows 10, and a new type of speculative execution attack on Intel’s processors is targeting cloud providers.

Duration:00:32:31

Episode 379: SegmentSmack is Whack

8/10/2018
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Take down a Linux or FreeBSD box with just 2kpps of traffic, own Homebrew in 30 minutes, and infiltrate an entire network via the Inkjet printers. It’s a busy TechSNAP week.

Duration:00:29:16

Episode 378: Two-Factor Fraud

8/2/2018
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Reddit’s Two Factor procedures fail, while Google’s prevents years of attacks. We’ll look at the different approaches, and discuss the fundamental weakness of Reddit’s approach. Plus a Spectre attack over the network, BGP issues take out Telegram, and more!

Duration:00:31:56

Episode 377: Linux Under Pressure

8/1/2018
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Some new tools will give you better insights into your system under extreme load, and we flash back to the days of AOL and discuss the new way social hackers are spreading malware. Plus the death of a TLD, the return of SamSam, and more!

Duration:00:29:14

Episode 376: Google Don’t Front

7/26/2018
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Google and Amazon recently shutdown Domain Fronting. Their abrupt change has created a building backlash. We’ll explain what Domain Fronting is, how activists can use it to avoid censorship, and why large organizations are compelled to disable it. Plus how road navigation systems can be spoofed with $223 in hardware, and another bad Bluetooth bug.

Duration:00:35:08

Episode 375: Surprise Root Access

7/19/2018
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Google's Cloud Platform suffers an outage, and iPhones in India get owned after a very specific attack. Plus how a malware author built a massive 18,000 strong Botnet in one day, and Cisco finds more "undocumented" root passwords.

Duration:00:35:54

Episode 374: Quantum Resistant Encryption

7/13/2018
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Good progress is being made on post-quantum resilient computing. We’ll explain how they’re achieving it, the risks facing traditional cryptography. Plus how bad defaults led to the theft of military Drone docs, new attacks against LTE networks, more!

Duration:00:47:44

Episode 373: FreeBSD Already Does That

7/5/2018
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Allan Jude and Wes sit-down for a special live edition of the TechSNAP program. Joined by Jed and Jeff they have a wide ranging organic conversation. Special Guest: Allan Jude.

Duration:01:35:35

Episode 372: Logs and Metrics and Traces, Oh My!

6/14/2018
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Netflix has learned the hard way how to utilize all the logs, we cover their lessons in their journey to build a fully observable system. Plus the Lazy State FPU bug that cropped up this week, backdoored Docker images, your questions, and more!

Duration:00:36:00

Episode 371: They Never Learn

6/7/2018
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Microsoft puts a data center under the ocean, and they might be onto something. The Zip Slip vulnerability sneaks into your software, and VPNFilter turns out to be more complicated than first known. Plus the mass exploit of Drupalgeddon2 continues, we break down why, a batch of questions, and more.

Duration:00:44:23

Episode 370: Hidden in Plain Sight

6/1/2018
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We explain how the much hyped VPNFilter malware actually works, and its rather surprising sophistication. Plus a clear break down of the recent Kubernetes news, how a 40 year old tel-co protocol is being abused today, and a Git vulnerability you should know about.

Duration:00:51:28

Episode 369: Another Pass at Bypass

5/23/2018
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We’ll explain how Speculative Store Bypass works, and the new mitigation techniques that are inbound. Plus this week’s security news has a bit of a theme, and we share some great war stories sent into the show.

Duration:00:44:43