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Securing administrative access with MFA

Securing administrative access with MFA

Now that multi factor authentication is gaining ground I thought I would write a simple guide on how to secure administrative access with MFA on Linux systems. The solution is simple and based on Google Authenticator. The good thing with Google Authenticator is that it’s a typical TOTP/HOTP solution and as such does not require any internet connectivity on either the server or the client.
The configuration examples provided are more or less appropriate for openSUSE Leap 15 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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Tagged in : linux, security, access control, two-factor authentication

Private and secure browsing

Private and secure browsing

GDPR is supposed to let us take back control of our private data. In reality though many websites either don’t allow that to happen through their selection of cookies, or constantly present to us the same requests until we accept the most invasive option. At the same time there is a known security risk related to every day broswing: browser - served malware, sometimes caused or enabled by the insane amount of 3rd party uncontrolled scripts that are served to us on the websites we visit. We need to find ways to browse securely and protecting our privacy as much as possible.

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Tagged in : privacy, security, linux, virtual machines

An interesting January

An interesting January

That was an interesting January!

Some history first: I started working full time when I finished my military service in 1994. Between 1994 and 1998 I had two simultaneous jobs. From 1998 up to 2000 I had one job and I was studying for my MSc part-time. Starting 2001 and up to 2007 I had again two jobs while from 2007 up to 2010 I had one full time job and was studying for my MBA (distance learning).

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Tagged in : personal, linux, education