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bio website init.se
location Stockholm, Sweden
age 43
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I'm a unix sysadmin, working as a consultant at Init AB (www.init.se). My main focus is unix security and PKI; I work a lot with the open-source CA system EJBCA.

Previous jobs include sysadmin in charge of security related systems at a large bank, and mail servers at a largish ISP, including handling abuse and spam issues.

Email address: jenny@init.se


Mar
23
comment How to transform an hash into a usable password?
A number of years ago, the place where I worked had a similar app to set and get passwords for the servers. The app combined a random string (which was the same for all servers, and changed regularly) with the server's hostname and the username of the account to which the password applied. It was secure enough for our purposes, which is not to say that it would be secure enough for everyone.
Jan
5
comment how does a site know it is me even after changing ip address and clearing cookie?
Do you get the same issue if you're using your smartphone as a tether to the cellular network?
Jan
5
comment how does a site know it is me even after changing ip address and clearing cookie?
If it blocks the OP even when they're connecting through TOR, it's unlikely to be the ISP's IP range that's the issue. Of course, they may be blocking known TOR exit nodes as well.
Dec
26
comment Can I “hide” the private key, while still allowing it to be used?
I also thought of another way of keeping the authorized_keys file safe, see the edit. (And yeah, this is one question that overlaps between Information Security and Server Fault - I don't think this is the wrong place but maybe there are two right ones.)
Dec
26
comment Can I “hide” the private key, while still allowing it to be used?
The list is in the man page for sshd, under the heading Authorized Keys Format
Nov
28
comment Moving /boot to USB and Preventing booting from other USB devices (Allow boot from only one USB)
Second question: What is the purpose of disabling booting off of other USB devices? Since your disk is encrypted, those devices shouldn't be able to read it anyway, right? They could destroy the data, but not actually get at it - and if you have backups, the destruction isn't a big deal.
Nov
28
comment Moving /boot to USB and Preventing booting from other USB devices (Allow boot from only one USB)
Have you considered burning it to a CD instead and booting off of that?
Oct
6
comment Where are the anonymous/private domain validation SSL certs?
I still don't think this question fits ServerFault. You might try it at Information Security instead; with the rewording I think it could fit there.
Dec
9
comment Is it bad practice to use your real name online?
Google closed my husband's Google+ account for not believing it was in his own name just a couple of weeks ago. They graciously offered to maybe reinstate it if he'd scan his own passport and send them the scan. So I'd say that they are still closing accounts for not sounding or looking right to their very blinkered eyes.
Apr
12
comment Finding spam sending scripts?
If the scripts are called from apache, then grepping those logs might be useful.