Secure RSS Syndication (169 tags)
Joe Gregorio hacks a Greasemonkey script to make his browser decrypt a Blowfish-encrypted RSS channel on the fly.
Google Your Site For Security Vulnerabilities (74 tags)
The fact that Google indexes pages you might never have known were public is both good and bad. It's good when you're searching for specialized or esoteric information. It's bad when Google indexes potential security vulnerabilities on your site. Nitesh Dhanjani demonstrates how to use the Google API to help identify your inadvertently shared secrets.
Building a Desktop Firewall (64 tags)
By now, many internet users know that they need a firewall to protect their computers while they're online. Knowing that doesn't convey the knowledge of how to create and maintain a firewall. A nice GUI firewall builder called fwbuilder makes it possible to set up a working firewall in ten minutes--on Linux, *BSD, and Mac OS X. Dru Lavigne shows how it works on FreeBSD.
The Next 50 Years of Computer Security: An Interview with Alan Cox (42 tags)
Alan Cox is well known for his long-standing work on the Linux kernel, but at O'Reilly's EuroOSCON (October 17-20), he will speak about computer security. According to Alan, we're just at the beginning of a long journey into getting security right. Eager for directions and a glimpse of the future, O'Reilly Network interviewed him about his upcoming keynote.
Protect Yourself from WiFi Snoops (40 tags)
You needn't be at the mercy of WiFi snoops. There's a lot you can do to protect your home or business network, without spending a lot of time or even any money. Preston Gralla, author of Windows XP Hacks, 2nd Edition, shows you how with step-by-step guides to hiding your network SSID, filtering out MAC addresses, and using encryption.