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The WiKID Blog, musings on two-factor authentication, information security and some other stuff.

X2Go on Centos

I recently did a tutorial on how to add two-factor authentication to X2Go via pam-radius on Ubuntu.  I've been playing with X2go since then on CentOS. I've released the packer.io scripts that I used to create my X2Go virtual boxes on Github. In addition, since packer can output AMIs, we've released a public AMI of the output. It is ami-c854d7a0 (based on a Rightscale image).

Poodle post - catastrophic bug of the month

Wow, when will it stop?

Customer Service Reps & Two-factor authentication

Brian Krebs has a post on a small breach at Cox Communications where a single customer service rep had a password stolen via social engineering resulting in the loss of 52 records.  Imagine the luck:  52 out of millions of customers and one of them is Brian Krebs.  That's some luck.

Update Bash if you are running OpenVPN

You can see the details about the attack. All of the OpenVPN tutorials we have done use "auth-user-pass-verify" on the client side to get the client to prompt for a username and password.  The exploit can be delivered as part of the username.  And it is before authentication.

Obligitory Shellshock post

We are pretty confident that WiKID is not affected by the Bash security vulnerability.  That being said, there should be no harm in running 'yum update bash' or even 'yum update' on your WiKID server.

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