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Linux server with UEFI Secure Boot and LKRG

UEFI Secure Boot is an useful control to prevent trojanizing of a server and strongly recommended whenever you actually run a physical machine, either as a standalone server or host for virtual machines. On its own it's not particularly difficult to configure with mainstream Linux distributions thanks to the fact that signing keys for distributions like Ubuntu are already distributed along with any modern BIOS. There's one particular scenario where some customisations are required — when you run a Linux kernel in Secure Boot mode and want to load additional kernel modules.

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Trusted software supply chains with SigStore

Trojanised libraries are an increasingly growing problem in sofware supply chain due to the fact that almost every Java, PHP, Python or Node project typically uses a dozen of third-party libraries which then chain-load further libraries. A compilation of a Java project or installation of Node or Python project is continous stream of third-party libraries loaded from repositories such as Maven, NPM or Pypi — and abuse is just matter of statistics.

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Current state of security scanners for C/C++

A lot has improved over the last few years in terms of availability of C/C++ source code security scanners. Many scanners are now available for free for open-source projects, not only improving the security of commons code, but also allowing developers to get some hands-on experience and learn how they operate. In this part I'm discussing Synopsys Coverity, clang-analyzer and AddressSanitizer.

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State of web micropayments

As of 2021 there is little doubt that the world of web advertising is toxic and abusive for both the end users and content publishers, and negatively impacts web security. Are there any reasonable alternatives out there?

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