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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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English


Episodes

411: Mobile Security Mistakes

9/6/2019
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We take a look at a few recent zero-day vulnerabilities for iOS and Android and find targeted attacks, bad assumptions, and changing markets. Plus what to expect from USB4 and an upcoming Linux scheduler speed-up for AMD's Epyc CPUs.

Duration:00:29:38

410: Epyc Encryption

8/23/2019
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It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line. Also, a few Windows worms you should know about, the end of the road for EV certs, and an embarrassing new Bluetooth attack.

Duration:00:50:07

409: Privacy Perspectives

8/9/2019
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We examine why it's so difficult to protect your privacy online and discuss browser fingerprinting, when to use a VPN, and the limits of private browsing. Plus Apple's blaring bluetooth beacons and Facebook's worrying plans for WhatsApp.

Duration:00:39:13

408: Apollo's ARC

7/26/2019
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We take a look at the amazing abilities of the Apollo Guidance Computer and Jim breaks down everything you need to know about the ZFS ARC. Plus an update on ZoL SIMD acceleration, your feedback, and an interesting new neuromorphic system from Intel.

Duration:00:35:13

Problematic Privileges

7/22/2019
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Wes takes a quick look at a container escape proof-of-concept and reviews Docker security best practices.

Duration:00:07:13

407: Old School Outages

7/11/2019
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Jim shares his Nagios tips and Wes chimes in with some modern tools as we chat monitoring in the wake of some high-profile outages. Plus we turn our eye to hardware and get excited about the latest Ryzen line from AMD.

Duration:00:42:30

406: SACK Attack

6/23/2019
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A new vulnerability may be the next 'Ping of Death'; we explore the details of SACK Panic and break down what you need to know. Plus Firefox zero days targeting Coinbase, the latest update on Rowhammer, and a few more reasons it's a great time to be a ZFS user.

Duration:00:43:33

405: Update Uncertainty

6/11/2019
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We explore the risky world of exposed RDP, from the brute force GoldBrute botnet to the dangerously worm-able BlueKeep vulnerability. Plus the importance of automatic updates, and Jim's new backup box.

Duration:00:30:46

Waiting Game

6/10/2019
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The next episode of TechSNAP is still in the works, so Wes takes a quick look at an interesting application of public-key cryptography in Apple's Find My feature.

Duration:00:06:17

404: Prefork Pitfalls

5/25/2019
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We turn our eye to web server best practices, from the basics of CDNs to the importance of choosing the right multi-processing module. Plus the right way to setup PHP, the trouble with benchmarking, and when to choose NGiNX.

Duration:00:33:49

403: Keeping Systems Simple

5/11/2019
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We’re back from LinuxFest Northwest with an update on all things WireGuard, some VLAN myth busting, and the trade-offs of highly available systems.

Duration:00:46:32

402: Snapshot Sanity

4/25/2019
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We continue our take on ZFS as Jim and Wes dive in to snapshots, replication, and the magic on copy on write. Plus some handy tools to manage your snapshots, rsync war stories, and more!

Duration:00:31:33

401: Everyday ZFS

4/12/2019
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Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem. Plus when not to use ZFS, the surprising way your disks are lying to you, and more!

Duration:00:47:35

400: Supply Chain Attacks

3/28/2019
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We break down the ASUS Live Update backdoor and explore why these kinds of supply chain attacks are on the rise. Plus an update from the linux vendor firmware service, your feedback, and more!

Duration:00:32:32

399: Ethics in AI

3/15/2019
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Machine learning promises to change many industries, but with these changes come dangerous new risks. Join Jim and Wes as they explore some of the surprising ways bias can creep in and the serious consequences of ignoring these problems.

Duration:00:38:48

398: Proper Password Procedures

2/28/2019
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We reveal the shady password practices that are all too common at many utility providers, and hash out why salts are essential to proper password storage. Plus the benefits of passphrases, and what you can do to keep your local providers on the up and up.

Duration:00:31:23

397: Quality Tools

2/15/2019
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Join Jim and Wes as they battle bufferbloat, latency spikes, and network hogs with some of their favorite tools for traffic shaping, firewalling, and QoS. Plus the importance of sane defaults and why netdata belongs on every system.

Duration:00:40:38

396: Floating Point Problems

1/31/2019
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Jim and Wes are joined by OpenZFS developer Richard Yao to explain why the recent drama over Linux kernel 5.0 is no big deal, and how his fix for the underlying issue might actually make things faster. Plus the nitty-gritty details of vectorized optimizations and kernel preemption, and our thoughts on the future of the relationship between ZFS and Linux. Special Guest: Richard Yao.

Duration:00:27:11

395: The ACME Era

1/20/2019
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We welcome Jim to the show, and he and Wes dive deep into all things Let’s Encrypt. The history, the clients, and the from-the-field details you'll want to know.

Duration:00:33:20

Almost Time

1/18/2019
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Wes and Jim have some great new SNAP in the works, in the meantime Chris stops by to keep you updated and share his favorite "hacker" story of the week.

Duration:00:03:26