Tag Archives: web

Security of shared web services

As the likes of homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk and groups.inf.ed.ac.uk are shared user services, anyone using some sort of authentication/authorisation to restrict access, has to trust the other users of those web services. A lot of the web’s security model relies on the … Continue reading

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homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk OS upgrade to SL6.2

The homepages web service – homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk – is overdue an Operating System upgrade. It is still running the SL5.6 OS, where as DICE desktops are running at least SL6.2. The plan is to upgrade the homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk service to SL6.2 on … Continue reading

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Website hacking/spamming

Below is a post from Information Services, warning about website hacking incidents that have happened recently within the University. If you are responsible for a website, or even just web pages, but particularily if you use a self run blog/wiki/WCMS, … Continue reading

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Wake On LAN is now available

We now have a web page which can wake sleeping computers. It should wake most of our desktop machines (though not HP 7900 computers – see below). You can find it at wake.inf.ed.ac.uk. It seems a bad idea to let … Continue reading

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