Rotate nginx logs on FreeBSD with newsyslog

I’ve moved from using Apache as a web server to nginx for various projects. The machines I’m running these projects on are a somewhat resource constrained and nginx deals with low resource machines much better than Apache does and tends to serve content faster in those circumstances. For example switching the machine that hosts this… Read More »

Good analysis on the Android security ecosystem

I recently blogged about Google and Samsung starting to offer regular security patches for their Android devices. Over on ars technica, Ron Amadeo has an interesting article describing why the current Android ecosystem is not conducive to the quick and widespread distribution of security fixes and why this needs to change, urgently. At this point… Read More »

Why I’m suspicious of car insurance dongles

Some security researchers from UCSD showed a proof of concept exploit via one of the dongles that appears to be also used by car insurance companies to monitor your driving “to give you discounts for good driving”. I’m not really a fully paid up subscriber of the tin foil hat brigade but stuff like this… Read More »