Another good one!
Last week’s TechMail was Two-factor SSH authentication via Google secures Linux logins which talks about using Google two-factor authentication with SSH (and PAM in general). I really like it and it works quite well although the comments in the TechMail indicate another option called Duo for two-factor authentication that sounds really interesting as well.
Last week’s mac tip was Google Apps’ two-factor authentication provides security boost for Mac and iPhone users which looks at how to setup two-factor authentication on the mac (or anywhere else really, this isn’t quite specific to the mac). Two-factor authentication turns off a lot of people because they think it’s too hard but it(…)
This week’s mac techmail was Enhance security on your Mac with Hands Off! which is a neat security tool for OS X. I’ve been using Little Snitch for years, and Hands Off! is quite similar except that it provides more features and functionality, including the ability to protect files and directories on the hard drive(…)
Last week’s techmail was Use APF to manage your firewall which takes a look at using the APF (Advanced Policy Firewall) set of scripts to configure an iptables-based firewall on Linux. I was always a big Shorewall user; used it on my servers whether they ran Mandriva or Annvix. Recently I’ve been fiddling with /etc/sysconfig/iptables(…)
Last week’s mac techmail was Tips for safer web browsing when using Adobe Flash on your Mac which talks about using ClickToFlash on the mac to prevent flash from automatically loading. Since flash is pretty awful and there have been a lot of security holes in it, I prefer the security of having to click(…)