Week Eleven and Twelve
We are in exam weeks (last week and this one) and then Ken will be away for two week with you during November for two conferences. Please be sure to be pushing yourself as well as keep in contact with myself and your colleagues via Twitter, Slack and all other methods!
- Class as usual on Wednesday October 26th and Thursday October 27th (see below).
- No class on Wed/Thurs November 2/3. Ken will be at the The 13th Annual Open Education Conference. You can see my schedule here, follow along on Twitter with #OpenEd16 and I will be blogging about what I did that week for the conference.
- Classes as usual November 9th and 10th.
- No classWed/Thurs November 16/17. Ken will be a keynote at the FlipCon Adelaide Conference in Australia.
- Remember, this is student-centered learning, you need to drive the learning and ensure that I (and classmates) are helping you get what you need and pushing you to keep learning.
- Keep an eye on this page but even more important, be sure that you are watching our Slack Channel. You could install the app for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows Desktop, Mac or just check the course slack page once a day or so.
- I will keep posting to Twitter since it brings in outside perspective to our work and helps expose you to your growing Personal Learning Network. I invite you to do the same.
- I will release the Rubric for partial#2 later this week
- There will be more readings assigned that I suggest (based on request). As always not required but I will assign only readings (and/or videos) that I feel are appropriate and well written for you.
Week 11 Activities
- Install John the Ripper locally and get it to crack passwords on the linus server. This should help you but note you cannot do sudo on the server (I already did those for your).
- This CBC podcast (listen to the 15 minute audio segment) is important when thinking about complexity, security and privacy: Why is everything so complicated? (Hint: because it is)
Week 12 Activity
Compile and build Apache from source. Either on your own Linux setup (or Mac/Windows if you like) or you can use our server for students (linus).
- If running on the linus server, you will need to setup to run on a non-standard port.
- Can you get PHP compiled and linked in as well?
- Under which user/group does the web server (Apache) run? What does that mean?
- How do you protect pages owned by some users from pages owned by others?
Week 12 Discussion
Well, this thing happened last week.
- You should have already read this article.
- I linked this related article to you via Slack back in September: KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS
- There is much more to read on both the Krebs site as well as over on Bruce Schneier’s site.
- You should have the background already in networks to understand the details in this presentation last week:
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