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Month: February 2020

Building a Slack slash command bot with Golang and Kubernetes

I use Slack ever so often, therefor I challenge myself to explore it further, rather than just being a user. For the fun, experience and just random interest in how things work. That’s was also the reason for https://sysrant.com/500-bounty-man-in-the-middle-on-slack/ 😉 Anyhow, within Slack you can create bots with various capabilities. I just want to create small apps/bots in my spare time. Making something of a Slash Command is fairly easy. Slash Commands A slash command is something like /the-command input which can be fired from the chat in Slack. It will do an HTTP request and expects a response back…

Part 2 – Security – No, nothing is secure

secure: adjective –  certain to remain safe and unthreatened. I’d never been that “secure” in my entire life when it comes to IT security. In the past, I’ve run for years without a virus -scanner or protector. The thing is that I’ve been taking this quite logically rather than rationally. Most people would have to frown their eyebrows on my second sentence; why would you not protect yourself?  That’s the thing though. I know what I’m doing and what is happening on my system. I know what I visit (browsing) and I know what I install. I monitor my network…

Part 1 – Security – your reasons are wrong

I’ve always had an interest in security the moment a teacher showed me an SQL injection in the code I’ve made.. over 12 years ago.  There were two main reasons for that. I was intrigued by the technical puzzle that presented itself by abusing someone’s code. The second part was that everyone with that knowledge could access my database. Something I did not want because it could contain sensitive data. In this case, it was merely a school assignment but ever since I developed more skills in security because I cared.  It’s now 12 years later and security became a…

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