Category Archives: Security

Switching to HTTPS

Spent a few hours tonight and converted hagan-consulting.com to use HTTPS for all traffic. I have to thank Hynek Schlawack for his very useful blog post explaining how to configure optimal SSL settings. If you’re interested in seeing how your … Continue reading

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RSA Urges Customers to Stop Using NSA Backdoor?

Everyone has more or less agreed that the 2006 NIST standard for random number generators includes an algorithm that was likely back-doored by the NSA. The upside was that the algorithm was not particularly attractive, and it was likely that … Continue reading

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The Busting of LulzSec: Lessons in OpSec

Operational Security (OpSec) is the discipline of denying an adversary information that would be advantageous in their plans against you. Maintaining anonymity is a very effective technique for OpSec, but it’s also one of the hardest to achieve. The longer … Continue reading

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First Details of the RSA Hack

Thanks to a submission to VirusTotal, it looks like F-Secure has identified the first step in the RSA hack back in March. It was a basic phishing email, with a zero-day Flash exploit payload. It wasn’t sent to a privileged … Continue reading

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