Different flavors of Elevated Privileges

  Unix and Linux administrators have long been used to the concept of Elevated privileges, however the same concept doesn’t quite exist in the Windows Environment. The concept is simple: It is considered best practice that a user (even an administrator) of...

Shellshock Bash Bug

If you haven’t heard, a recent security flaw known as the Bash Bug has been discovered, and threatens to compromise quite a few internet-connected systems. ┬áThis vulnerability is relatively wide-spread and can affect devices from major web servers to small-scale...

Understanding OSX Permissions

The Macintosh OSX platform is based on Unix, and thus, the POSIX permissions model. With OSX, you can augment these permissions with Access Control Lists (ACLs), which allow for more granularity (very similar to Windows-based permissions), however troubleshooting them...