Category Name: security

Adding SSL to an EC2 instance

posted on: May 6th, 2014

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about the need for enabling secure https access to my website. I am not engaging in any ecommerce. I don’t ask anyone for their money or even their opinions. ⇒

categories:  configuration, security, webserver   tags:  security, configuration, ec2, globessl

The Apple SSL fail - goto not recommended

posted on: March 3rd, 2014

Back in the dark ages of the 1970s when I was a freshman learning Fortran on computers that used punch cards, the professors were telling us how toxic the simple ‘goto’ instruction was to good programming hygiene. The Apple SSL fail may be exhibit Number One…

A stuttered cut and paste keyboard miss, or nefarious NSA tampering? You decide: ⇒

categories:  security, apple, programming   tags:  fail, faceplant