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Dealing with a 7 year old computer hacker

Dealing with a 7 year old computer hacker

Over a recent weekend we had our 7 year old Granddaughter stay over.  All of my kids have been around computers since they were old enough to sit at a keyboard (41, 39 & 34).

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Adventures with spammers

I run a Zimbra mail server at the K-12 school district where I work. Overall I really like the system, but my user base is very susceptible to phishing spam so once a month or so someone will give up their password to a spammer who then proceeds to use our mail server to send out their spam. Since 2011 I have had a script that tails the log files and disables an account if it sees 7 messages or more in a 2 minute window that include more than 20 non company addresses in the header fields.

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Cascadia 2014 a hit

Cascadia IT Conference 2014 is another hit this year.  People are enjoying the classes and break times

and learning about LOPSA and system administration.  Cascadia is a great way to learn new system admin skills and network with system admins from across the nation.

 

 

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January is National Mentoring Month in the US

The President of the US as declared January, 2014 National Mentoring Month in the US.   For me I have had some wonderful mentors ...

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My impressions of LISA'13

For me there were two primary take aways from LISA'13. The first is that because of the "internet of things", the fact that we carry phones with us everywhere, and that data collection and storage costs become much smaller than the costs to sort through data to determine what data to keep; we have ubiquitous data or surveillance of our daily lives. Corporations and governments just sweep up all data instead of doing targeted data acquisition because it is cheaper and easier to do so. In fact they have lots of tricks such as asking for more data than needed on forms, reward cards, etc.

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