Passpie lets you manage login credentials from the terminal with a coloroful/configurable cli interface. Password files are saved into yaml text files with passwords as GnuPG encrypted strings. Use your master passphrase to decrypt login credentials, copy passwords to clipboard and more…
Nice if you’re like me and don’t want or need a graphical interface for this kind of stuff.
With osquery, you can use SQL to query low-level operating system information. Under the hood, instead of querying static tables, these queries dynamically execute high-performance native code. The results of the SQL query are transparently returned to you quickly and easily.
A really neat concept for monitoring and security auditing.
A great writeup on the extreme security flaw found (and subsequently patched) in MySQL and MariaDB. Given a valid username, any database could be accessed simply by entering a false password enough times.
Because of the random key strings used, Golubchik said the probability of exploiting the flaw on any given attempt “is about 1/256”; with enough attempts, even using the same password over and over again, an attacker could gain access just by knowing a valid account name (such as “root”). Given that it takes less than a second to submit hundreds of login attempts, the hole essentially renders password protection worthless.
A great TED Talk that shows some of the earliest PC viruses, including the Brain virus whose authors Mikko Hypponen actually met in Pakistan.
That a tool such as this not only exists, but is useful to boot should be a source of concern for Facebook.