Victoria Drake is writing about:
Secure application architecture basics: separation, configuration, and access
A starting point for building secure application architecture, for busy developers.
Migrating to the cloud but without screwing it up, or how to move house
A practical guide to moving to cloud services with minimal downtime, using AWS examples.
How users and applications stay safe on the Internet: it's proxy servers all the way down
An overview of how proxy servers form the basis of online anonymity, and how their use in various forms helps both users and web applications.
Hackers are Googling your plain text passwords: preventing sensitive data exposure
Why sensitive data controls need to be established long before you think you need them, as demonstrated by Google dorking.
SQL injection and XSS: what white hat hackers know about trusting user input
A primer on SQL injection and cross site scripting, and how to handle user input in software development.
How to set up OpenVPN on AWS EC2 and fix DNS leaks on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
A guide for setting up your own private VPN service, and understanding and fixing a DNS leak.
How to do twice as much with half the keystrokes using `.bashrc`
An overview of time-saving aliases, functions, and creating a useful Bash prompt.
How to set up a fresh Ubuntu desktop using only dotfiles and bash scripts
Configure settings, install programs, and customize your desktop environment with a single bash command.
How to write Bash one-liners for cloning and managing GitHub and GitLab repositories
Using xargs and awk in Bash to automate managing remote-hosted repositories.
A quick guide to changing your GitHub username
Some additional steps to consider after making a change to your username on GitHub.