#introductions I'm a software developer and systems admin. I like to keep an eye on infosec so I can help my team and company build better tools
Oops, I did it again. updated #hardenedbsd without familiarizing myself with all the steps for a major system upgrade.
Learned the rules for owning lock picks in Alberta. Bring them into the house and leave them there.
Or, do two years of apprenticeship, have a criminal record check and fingerprints on file. I don't really have time for the apprenticeship, but the other two are easy. I had to get those all the time when volunteering.
I think it's beautiful how imperfections make art. Software developers work really hard to add imperfections to art programs and CGI, because humans can sense when something is too perfect; we're made uncomfortable by it.
We love the grit and grain of the page and the graphite. The rough and irregular edges of ink and chalk. The imprecision of the human hand.
Don't be perfect. Be you. That's what people want. That's art.
Was playing a bit of Fallout 4 around my 10 year old this weekend. Mostly looting stuff.
He asked if that's how lock picking actually works (turn the bobby pin to the right spot turn the lock with a screwdriver). So I started digging into the links I've collected from the likes of @tinker and @deviantollam to show him how picking actually works. I think I should pick up a beginner set for us to learn with.
Still using RSA for OpenSSH authentication?
You should read: https://latacora.singles/2018/08/03/the-default-openssh.html
tl;dr: OpenSSH uses by default the md5 hash of your password to encrypt the id_rsa private key.
Good news, you can fix it by running this command (with -o it uses the improved key-format):
ssh-keygen -o -p -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa
Or even better, generate a new ed25519 key (they use the improved key-format by default):
ssh-keygen -t ed25519
Thanks @amenthes for pointing me to the article!
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