How to patch Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on FreeBSD

in Categories , last updated April 20, 2018

All supported versions of FreeBSD affected by Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754), Spectre variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753), and Spectre variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715). How do I patch Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on FreeBSD (speculative execution vulnerabilities) server powered by 64 bit Intel CPU?

Secure memcached server to avoid DDoS amplification attacks

in Categories , , last updated March 5, 2018

I am worried that my Memcached server used for DDoS amplification attacks. How do I secure Memcached server on Linux or Unix-like system to avoid an attacker to exploit my Memcached services as an amplification vector, causing unexpected volumes of traffic to be sent to targeted networks?
Continue reading “Secure memcached server to avoid DDoS amplification attacks”

How to access/view Python help when using vim

in Categories , , , last updated January 31, 2018

I am a new Vim text editor user. I am writing Python code. Is there is a way to see Python documentation within vim and without visiting the Internet? Say my cursor is under the print Python keyword, and I press F1. I want to look at the help for the print keyword. How do I show python help() inside vim? How do I call pydoc3/pydoc to seek help without leaving vim?
Continue reading “How to access/view Python help when using vim”