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Posts tagged ‘security’

Configuring Debian to Patch Itself


After a couple of years in the IT infrastructure world, you’ll be faced with the greatest task of all, updating servers every month or so. This has always been the most brain dead task imaginable, but now with virtualization, we also have 10 times more servers to update. And almost every single week there’s another critical bug in some core service that has to be patched in panic.

So, instead of doing all that, why don’t we just do what we always do when we have a task that humans don’t like to do? We get a computer to do it for us!

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Mikko Hyppönen talking about the NSA at TED

I recently saw this speech live in Helsinki, and now I’m very thrilled to find it online, and in English even, so I can share this with the rest of the world. Mikko Hyppönen is the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, and if you ever get the chance to listen to one of his speeches live, I suggest to take that chance, he’s even better live!