Yahoo hacked

A security group called d33d has recently obtained over 400,000+ accounts stored within Yahoo. The breach includes plaintext passwords — they were all unencrypted. To check if you have been affected, you can use a small tool I developed to quickly check if your account is listed. https://rickyhewitt.com/tools/2012/d33d-yahoo-disclosure/ You can read more about the breach…

Fully replacing FTP with SFTP

Recently while setting up a new server, I realized that I really didn’t need to run FTP anymore. I typically use SFTP where possible, and it made sense to go the extra mile and migrate to using SFTP completely, while also allowing other users to access my server and use SFTP, without allowing them a…