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Natis online booking, and the government being too helpful.

So the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS) recently launched a new website where you can book for various driving licences / renewals online. The website itself seems fairly slick and fast, and it’s good to see initiatives like this coming

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Posted in Government, Privacy, Security

Crawling for cyber zama-zamas

Wow So, this post has everything. Crypto-currency. High-speed internet chases. Adventure. Excitement. Government negligence. Life lessons. Spiders. Morphing websites. Inside jobs. Ohhh boy. Crypto-mining: it’s like modern alchemy, turning electricity into gold. Tiny tiny tiny pieces of gold. The uber-summary

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Posted in Front-end, Java, Javascript, Security, Technology

JBoss EAP 6 – encrypt password for SecureIdentityLoginModule

Quick snippet on password encryption for the  org.picketbox.datasource.security.SecureIdentityLoginModule  which is relatively version agnostic. From your JBoss directory, run

It’ll output the encrypted password, which you can update your configuration with.

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Posted in Java, Security

Creating / renewing a Let’s Encrypt certificate for Apache and WildFly

These instructions were written for Ubuntu 16, but they should translate quite easily to other flavours of *nix, relatively easily for macOS, and with only small tweaks for Windows. Probably. Apache Renewing the Apache portion of the certificate is fairly

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Posted in Java, Security

#OpAfrica hits vreport

Super-brief introduction So, #OpAfrica are being very busy little bees. I’m trying to mentally process the data dumped from the Water Affairs leak (both in terms of scale and apparent incompetence), so just to be thorough here’s a look at

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GCIS Data Breach

GCIS Logo

Introduction The GCIS is the Government Communication and Information System. It’s not entirely clear from its name what that means. From their website, To provide professional services, to set and influence adherence to standards for an effective government communication system,

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Posted in Security