Ubiquiti's troublesome new telemetry, Jim's take on the modern Microsoft, and why Project Silica just might be the future of long term storage.
We share our simple approach to disk benchmarking and explain why you should always test your pain points. Plus the basics of solid state disks and how to evaluate which model is right for you.
We dive into Ubuntu 19.10's experimental ZFS installer and share our tips for making the most of ZFS on root. Plus why you may want to skip Nest Wifi, and our latest explorations of long range wireless protocols.
We peer into the future with a quick look at quantum supremacy, debate the latest DNS over HTTPS drama, and jump through the hoops of HTTP/3. Plus when to use WARP, the secrets of Startpage, and the latest Ryzen release.
It's TechSNAP story time as we head out into the field with Jim and put Sure-Fi technology to the test. Plus an update on Wifi 6, an enlightening Chromebook bug, and some not-quite-quantum key distribution.
We take a look at a few recent zero-day vulnerabilities for iOS and Android and find targeted attacks, bad assumptions, and changing markets. Plus what to expect from USB4 and an upcoming Linux scheduler speed-up for AMD's Epyc CPUs.
It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line. Also, a few Windows worms you should know about, the end of the road for EV certs, and an embarrassing new Bluetooth attack.
We examine why it's so difficult to protect your privacy online and discuss browser fingerprinting, when to use a VPN, and the limits of private browsing. Plus Apple's blaring bluetooth beacons and Facebook's worrying plans for WhatsApp.
We take a look at the amazing abilities of the Apollo Guidance Computer and Jim breaks down everything you need to know about the ZFS ARC. Plus an update on ZoL SIMD acceleration, your feedback, and an interesting new neuromorphic system from Intel.
Jim shares his Nagios tips and Wes chimes in with some modern tools as we chat monitoring in the wake of some high-profile outages. Plus we turn our eye to hardware and get excited about the latest Ryzen line from AMD.
A new vulnerability may be the next 'Ping of Death'; we explore the details of SACK Panic and break down what you need to know. Plus Firefox zero days targeting Coinbase, the latest update on Rowhammer, and a few more reasons it's a great time to be a ZFS user.
We explore the risky world of exposed RDP, from the brute force GoldBrute botnet to the dangerously worm-able BlueKeep vulnerability. Plus the importance of automatic updates, and Jim's new backup box.
We turn our eye to web server best practices, from the basics of CDNs to the importance of choosing the right multi-processing module. Plus the right way to setup PHP, the trouble with benchmarking, and when to choose NGiNX.
We’re back from LinuxFest Northwest with an update on all things WireGuard, some VLAN myth busting, and the trade-offs of highly available systems.
We continue our take on ZFS as Jim and Wes dive in to snapshots, replication, and the magic on copy on write. Plus some handy tools to manage your snapshots, rsync war stories, and more!
Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem. Plus when not to use ZFS, the surprising way your disks are lying to you, and more!
We break down the ASUS Live Update backdoor and explore why these kinds of supply chain attacks are on the rise. Plus an update from the linux vendor firmware service, your feedback, and more!
Machine learning promises to change many industries, but with these changes come dangerous new risks. Join Jim and Wes as they explore some of the surprising ways bias can creep in and the serious consequences of ignoring these problems.
We reveal the shady password practices that are all too common at many utility providers, and hash out why salts are essential to proper password storage. Plus the benefits of passphrases, and what you can do to keep your local providers on the up and up.
Join Jim and Wes as they battle bufferbloat, latency spikes, and network hogs with some of their favorite tools for traffic shaping, firewalling, and QoS. Plus the importance of sane defaults and why netdata belongs on every system.