Currently I'm building an authentication system using Linux PAM for a python daemon process. It will need to authenticate remote users from a variety of front-ends against the local user list. ...
One of the core pieces of security in Unix/Linux systems is limiting privileges by user. For instance, certain actions can only be done by the root user. In theory, this can keep a malicious process ...
I'm writing a daemon that monitors something in the OS and flips execution permissions on a file in /run/ back and forth. The file has static contents and the file name is hardcoded in the daemon. I ...
So I divided my 250GB laptop drive into 2 partitions and some swap. On the second partition which is an ext4 60GB partition I installed Fedora 17. On the other bigger NTFS partition I've got Win XP ...
One of my server's web accounts got hacked a couple of times. Each time someone downloaded a Perl script via some phpBB forum and used the Perl script to do whatever they wanted to do (mostly connect ...