Ruxcon 12

I’ve spent the last weekend attending Ruxcon 12, which is a technical security conference in Melbourne. For the benefit of those who weren’t there, and because it helps me consolidate...

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Due Diligence

Checking things at part of due diligence is rarely the most fun activity in the world, but it does have a habit of turning up some surprising things. I’ve been...

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securityheaders.io

According to Verizon, 9.4% of breaches last year occurred through vulnerabilities in web applications. A lot of these vulnerabilities were SQL injections and the like, which really shouldn’t happen these...

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Let's Encrypt

This isn’t really a cygwin post, but this site has now been given an encryption certificate via letsencrypt. The whole process on debian, from investigating what had to be done,...

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.minttyrc colour schemes & fonts

Mintty is a fantastic terminal program; it’s now the default with Cygwin for some time. There are a range of others such as xterm and rxvt, but mintty does the...

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.bashrc

Of all the configuration files, .bashrc is the one that will most affect the command line environment. The .bashrc file controls the configuration options for the bash shell, and for...

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mysql on Cygwin

MySQL is a well known database, which you will need if you plan on setting up a locally hosted site for web development, or similar. MariaDB, a fork of the project which came...

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pydf & Disk Space on Cygwin

Occasionally you may want to check your diskspace, and via cygwin, you can see all the drives mounted on your computer via the ‘df’ command line utility. A slightly nicer approach...

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