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Free IT eBooks from Packpub until 5th March

Packtpub have a great offer on at the moment. They are giving away a different eBook everyday until the 5th March.

Today’s book is on Selenium 2

https://www.packtpub.com/packt/offers/free-learning

Enjoy

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Configuring HSTS & OCSP Stapling

There are a couple of new technologies that are becoming more widely used that you may what to think about using. I have written a couple of pages explaining what they are and how to use them. They are definitely worth a look if you are a web server administrator.

How to Configure OCSP Stapling on Apache HTTP Server

How to Configure HTTP Strict Transport Security on Apache & NGINX

How to secure SSH

I found this article today that goes into a lot of depth on how to properly secure SSH. It is definitely worth a read.

https://stribika.github.io/2015/01/04/secure-secure-shell.html

What is good about this article is that it covers all the various Cipher Suites available to SSH and which are secure and how to disable those that are of lower quality.

One thing to note. This article was written on 4th January 2015. This is great for now, but be aware that in 1 year, 6 months or even next week, things could have changed.

 

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to get Native Netflix support

In a recent discussion with Ubuntu developers, it seems that Netflix will soon work natively on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in the Google Chrome browser.

This has become possible because of the development of the HTML5 player.

The only prerequisite is for the NSS security package to be upgraded to at least version 3.17. This is planned to occur in the next couple of weeks as a standard security enhancement.

At the moment it is possible to watch Netflix on Linux, but only if you adjust the User-Agent string in Google Chrome.

Update 23rd September 2014

I can now confirm that the NSS package has been updated to version 3.17 and that Netflix is now working in Google Chrome.

References

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-September/015050.html

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/09/netflix-linux-html5-nss-change-request

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-September/015051.html