mintCast 161: Thoughts on WiFi Security
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- While Jono Bacon “Dogfoods” the new Ubuntu Phone (jonobacon.org)
- Critical Linux Exploit In The Wild (ostatic.com)
The Main Topic: Thoughts on WiFi Security
- Use https:// – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a communications protocol for secure communication over a computer network. Technically, it is not a protocol in and of itself; rather, it is the result of simply layering the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on top of the SSL/TLS protocol. (wikipedia.org)
- A site must be completely hosted over HTTPS, without having some of its contents loaded over HTTP, or the user will be vulnerable to some attacks and surveillance.(eff.org)
- Force secure Web browsing is an extension for a browser or a built-in feature forces an SSL/TLS connection to a website that offers a secure alternative to a plain http connection even when you click a link or type in a URL to the unsecured location.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) – A VPN connection encrypts all the data between a device and a VPN server on the other end.
- SSH Tunnel – You probably use SSH (Secure Shell) to access the command line on your machines remotely. In addition to providing secure access to shell accounts, SSH can also securely transport other kinds of web traffic as well. In a sense, it can provide you with a quick and easy VPN into the remote network where your SSH server resides. (www.revsys.com) (makeuseof.com)
- LinuxSecurity.com (http://www.linuxsecurity.com/) was first launched in 1996 by a handful of Open Source enthusiasts and security experts who recognized a void in the availability of accurate and insightful news relating to open source security issues. Led by Dave Wreski, who currently serves as chief executive officer of Guardian Digital, this group has grown into a global network of collaborators who devote their time to gathering and publicizing the latest security news, advisories and reports relevant to the Linux community. Headquartered in Guardian Digital’s offices in Allendale, New Jersey, LinuxSecurity.com’s editorial and web development staff also creates feature articles, commentaries and surveys designed to keep readers informed of the latest Linux advancements and to promote the general growth of Linux around the world.
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