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Jan
26

How Not to Handle a Security Breach

A few months ago I wrote about how I had gained access to 82 separate hotel IPTV systems within an
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Dec
02

Hacking 82 Hotel TV Systems in 82 Minutes or Less

Security is hard to get right, there's no question about that.  But sometimes you come across things that are just
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Jun
06

XtremIO X2 Snapshots - REST API

(If you're not familiar with the XtremIO REST API I'd suggest first reading my posts on using it, in particular
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Jun
05

XtremIO X2 Snapshots

I've written previously about using snapshots on XtremIO, however things have changed a little with XtremIO X2 so it's time
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May
28

United Airlines Bug Bounty Program

Around 4 years ago United Airlines launched a "Bug Bounty" program. Bug bounty programs are becoming more and more common
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Feb
21

United Airlines Mileage Plus/Points.com Information Disclosure

(Update: Less than 24 hours after posting this blog entry United Airlines fixed the problem described, and a password is
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Oct
17

Snapshot Changes in XtremIO X2

I've written previously about how Snapshots (and snapshot refresh) works in XtremIO. With XtremIO X2 we changed the way a few of the snapshot-related concepts work in order to simplify things, as well as to add some additional use cases that were not possible previously.
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Jun
05

Querying Performance Data from the XtremIO REST API

(If you're not already famaliar with using the XtremIO REST API, then I'd suggest reading my series on using it
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Apr
24

XtremIO X1 and VMware - APD v’s PDL

In general, when a Storage Controller is shutting down for any reason, XtremIO X1 will send a "Logical Unit Not
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Apr
20

Hidden City Ticketing

Recently there has been a lot of talk around a method of saving on airfares called "Hidden City Ticketing". Whilst
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