Upgrading RAM & WiFi in the Dell XPS 15 (9550)

After spending a reasonable amount of time running Linux on the Dell XPS 15 (9550), I can say that the only hardware I can’t get to work reliably is the...

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Installing Node.js on Kali Linux

Most of the guides I’ve found on how to do this are fairly involved, requiring you to build from source and install without a .dpkg, which is messy if you...

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Install Visual Studio Code on Kali Linux

Anyone spending a decent amount of time in Kali is going to want a GUI code editor, and they’ll probably want something a little more advanced than gedit (which is...

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MySQL in Windows Subsystem for Linux

I’m recording this because I haven’t come across any other good explanations in my googling. If you are using WSL for web development, it’s likely that you are going to...

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Security in Agile

First posted on the Agile Australia blog, 19/07/2017. At least once a fortnight I find myself filling out a Request for Proposal (RFP) describing my team’s development approach, and how we secure...

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Windows 10 Privacy

Last week in the US the FCC privacy regulations were repealed, which, amongst other things, allows ISPs to track your internet usage and sell it to third parties. It’s a good...

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Hardening Windows 10

Security ‘hardening’ is the process of raising the baseline security of a device. I harden every device I use. It’s not my intention to provide a hardening guide here (I’ve...

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PCI DSS from scratch

PCI DSS is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and it is required for any merchant, payment processor, or service provider that interacts with cardholder data. I recently went...

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