Here’s a look at a few different articles and posts that caught me eye over the past week or two…
Banks: Park-n-Fly Online Card Breach by Brian Krebs – the retail breaches continue. I was amused by the quote Brian provided from Park-n-Fly, “…we just upgraded on 12/9 to the latest EV SSL certificate from Entrust, one of the leading certificate issuers in the industry.” As if the actual SSL certificate or certificate authority has ever been the culprit or issue behind any of the recent retail intrusions.
30 Blogs in 30 Days – Lessons Learned by John Herbert – I would definitely agree with most of John’s suggestions. The biggest challenge for me is finding interesting and relative topics to write about… unfortunately some of the more interesting topics aren’t really suitable to share publicly so that limits me somewhat. For example, load testing a production environment on Black Friday – that would make a great story but you won’t be hearing it from me. ;)
The End of Fixed Voice by Greg Ferro – I would agree that voice is slowly fading but it’s still very prevalent within businesses. I migrated from traditional voice to residential VoIP back in 2006, more than 8 years ago. I know a number of folks who have completely cut their home landlines in favor of their cell/mobile phone. Lync was a solution that along with SIP promised to do away with the traditional handsets in the business environment and it failed miserably in a number of high profile deployments. While I would agree that voice both TDM and IP are definitely shrinking we’ll have both TDM and IP voice solutions for sometime to come.
Wi-Fi Tools by Andrew von Nagy – lists a detailed assortment of tools that covers WiFi and beyond. This is an older post from Andrew which I recently stumbled over. I’m a big fan of AirMagnet Survey Pro and WildPackets OmniPeeek two tools that have helped unravel some interesting past mysteries.
Note: This is a series of posts made under the Network Engineer in Retail 30 Days of Peak, this is post number 23 of 30. All the posts can be viewed from the 30in30 tag.