Archive for April, 2014

SSL/TLS Security Theater

by Jason Stewart
Thanks to the recent NSA/Snowden allegations, all of the major websites have been sending every cat picture, post, and tweet over “secure” HTTP (HTTP/S).  This particular usage of HTTP/S is dangerous theater. HTTP/S only secures a connection between two endpoints.  An endpoint would be a device (like your phone or desktop) or a server (like […]

Remote Support with VNC Listening Mode

by Jason Stewart
It is a lot easier to help people with their computers when you can see their screen.  VNC is a great way to share screens, but its traditional configuration can be challenging for someone in need of support. A more user-friendly way to provide support is via VNC Listening Mode.  Instead of setting up a […]