Tag Archives: OpenSSL

Unleashing SSL Acceleration and Reverse-Proxying with Kernel SSL (KSSL)

Last few weeks, I have been pulled into an interesting gig for demonstrating security for _____  SOA/XML Web Services and Java EE applications…. so I had a chance to play with some untold security features of Solaris 10. KSSL is one of the unsung yet powerful security features of Solaris 10.  As the name identifies, KSSL is a Solaris Kernel Module that… Read more »

Encrypted ZFS Automatic Snapshots to Amazon S3 Cloud

 Are you test driving Amazon S3 cloud as your backup storage and worried about your data security ?  Now, Amazon S3 users can have a compelling encrypted backup solution by adopting to OpenSolaris and ZFS.  Few months ago, I had my first experience with ZFS Automatic Snapshots which allows to backup and preserve the filesystem at timed intervals.  Last week I noted from Glenn Brunette that… Read more »

Demystifying MySQL Security for Web 2.0: Part 2

Access control exploits, user credential exposures and related security compromises are becoming increasingly common in Web 2.0 world ! Most of these issues pertain to broken or insufficient authentication controls and flawed credential management that allows attackers to compromise vulnerable applications by stealing or manipulating credentials such as passwords, keys, session cookies and/or impersonating another user through forged or guessed credentials.  Any such access control… Read more »

Demystifying MySQL Security for Web 2.0: Part 1

Web 2.0 applications are proliferating and it has become widely popular for delivering dynamic user-generated content, information collaboration, data mashups, social networking and Web services. Building security for Web 2.0 applications pose several daunting challenges to Web 2.0 developers as these applications are publicly accessible and it blindly opens door to several intentional/unintentional abuses and malicious practices including data interception and manipulation by… Read more »

OpenSSL as Certificate Authority/SSL Test Kit: Quick Cheatsheet

I always had a love and hate interest with using OpenSSL ! But I should agree that it did help me many times…whenever I wanted to quickly test-drive my craziest ideas with PKI certificates. Couple of things I like about OpenSSL is its tools/utilities for testing as equivalent to a commerecial-grade CA and its FIPS-140 compliance. Also, I always get… Read more »