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May 19th, 2010

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Interesting Example of Cloud Computing Risks

One of the aspects of the move to cloud computing I find most interesting is the new and emergent risks that come with the move of services from a traditional networked IT environment, to being hosted “out in the open” of the cloud. Whilst attention gets paid to some of the technical risks, I don’t […]

Apr 1st, 2010

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Category: Ruby On Rails
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Scottish Ruby Conference follow-up – 2 – Securing your app.

Most of the questions I got after my talk were around how people can look to secure their application. I mentioned a couple of sites and it’s probably worth expanding on the points made. Web Application Security For people looking to understand how to secure their web applications, in my opinion the best source of […]

Mar 26th, 2010

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Category: Metasploit
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Scottish Ruby Conference & Breaking things with Ruby

Just had the first day of the Scottish Ruby Conference. The venue was awesome, there’ll doubtless be lots of good pictures up on places like flickr in due course, but here’s a couple I snapped with my Nokia n900. The three track rooms were the Conference Hall, the Great Hall and my personal favourite the […]

Feb 15th, 2010

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Scottish Ruby Conference

If you’ve not already heard about it, the Scottish Ruby Conference is coming up in March in Edinburgh. There’s a really interesting set of presentations lined up for this years conference, and the hardest thing, I reckon, will be picking between the three tracks! I’ve been very lucky to get my talk accepted for this […]

Jan 4th, 2010

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Ruby SSL Checker

After reading a post by Gursev Kalra here, I decided to have a shot at putting together a slightly expanded version of his ssl Cipher suite checking code in ruby. I’ve got it working reasonably well in my tests and it can chuck out reports in text and XML . The code for the main […]

Dec 31st, 2009

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… And we’re back

So, we’re back from a bit of an unscheduled break for my web server. The hosting company had a bit of a problem with disks, so my VM has been out of action for a week or so. Luckily, my backups worked pretty well so minimal content lost. I’m using the rather unorthodox backup over […]

Dec 20th, 2009

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Nokia N900 – Ultimate Hackers Phone?

I got a Nokia N900 the other week and I’ve started playing around with the software. At heart it runs Maemo Linux which is based on debian, so in theory any software that runs on debian should run on the phone ! Also unlike other smart phones which can be coaxed into running linux, the […]