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  1. A Skeleton Key of Unknown Strength

    Very detailed article from Dan Kaminsky who is a well-known security researcher, black hat speaker and has special interests in DNS security. This article discusses the recent glibc vulnerability (CVE-2015-7547) and some of the possible attack vectors including mitigation strategies. I particularly share the view in the last couple of paragraphs where Dan talks about the importance on how we as…

  2. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

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