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Steam & Valve IP Ranges


After spending a fair amount of time trying to find the IP subnets which Steam uses I came up a blank, so I went to Arin.

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Backing Up All MySQL Databases Individually using Cron


If we’ve got a whole pile of databases on a server, it’s possible that not all of them will change regularly.  If we’re backing up with something like rsync it makes sense not to do a whole database dump which would mean big perpetually backups so lets backup our databases individually.

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A Tinyproxy Transparent Installation on Ubuntu 12.04 with HTTPS Support

Update: It appears as of June 2013 that the Ubuntu repositories now have compiled Tinyproxy with transparent support.  So unless you want to build from source for any other reason you may be better off following my tutorial on installing Tinyproxy on Ubuntu (just remember to change the default port numbers as appropriate).
If you want an easier way to get Tinyproxy working and don’t want to use transparent support try this post to install Tinyproxy on Ubuntu.

The repositories for Ubuntu don’t have Transparent Support enabled for Tinyproxy.  Some firewalls and corporate installations need to use transparent proxies if they are internally redirecting.  This post will guide you through building Tinyproxy from source on Ubuntu 12.04 as a complete installation and working system.

I couldn’t find any decent guides out there on how to make this work, so I thought I’d put one together.  Hopefully my research will come in useful for someone else…  Warning this is a little more in-depth than my usual tutorials, but I promise it will be worth it in the end.

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3 Ethical Dilemma for Information Security Professionals


Having worked in Information Governance and Assurance for a few years now I have yet to come across any information regarding information security and ethics. Which to me is an area where more thought into the issues surrounding what we do as InfoSec Professionals and the ethical ramifications.

There are discussions surrounding disclosure, and how to disclose things like flaws and bugs to the appropriate authorities but little to dictate how we should do our work on a regular basis.

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10 White Hat SEO Tips for IT Professionals


I’ve been doing some work lately in the murky waters of SEO.  It’s an interesting area in which to investigate, and I’ve come up with a few steps to help your make the most of your marketing (from and IT perspective).  We’ll never know how to do a perfect job of SEO, but you can improve your companies marketing by doing some or all of the following 10 steps.

The biggest tip is: Where people go, so will search engines.  Make sure your site is useful and informative, and engage with your customers.

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