Category Archives: Security

AWS: Trusted Advisor, part 2 – CloudWatch Alarms and Slack notifications

29 November 2021
 

 Continuing with the theme of the AWS Trusted Advisor service, let’s see how can we configure notifications about new findings. The first part: AWS: Trusted Advisor, part 1 – its features overview. To have notifications, we can use Trusted Advisor metrics from the CloudWatch, see their list on the Trusted Advisor metrics and dimensions page.… Read More »

AWS: Trusted Advisor, part 1 – its features overview

29 November 2021
 

 AWS Trusted Advisor is another service that allows monitoring your accountant its resources in use for their cost-effectiveness, performance, security, and more. Keep in mind, that Trusted Advisor’s checks that are available for you depend on the AWS Support Plan of your account. вашего аккаунта. Fortunately, we have Premium so I’m able to how all… Read More »

Kubernetes: Helm – “x509: certificate signed by unknown authority”, and ServiceAccount for Pod

29 September 2021
 

 We have Github runners in our AWS Elastic Kubernetes service cluster, that are used to build Docker images and deploy them with Helm or ArgoCD. On the first helm install run in a Github runner’s Pod, we are getting the “x509: certificate signed by unknown authority” error: Or, if not set an API URL, then we… Read More »

AWS: disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 for Application LoadBalancer

27 September 2021
 

 If check any of a freshly created AWS Application LoadBalancer with a certificate from the AWS Certificate Manager, and with an HTTPS Listener’s default settings you’ll see the B grade: The main point of the SSL Labs is the support of the deprecated encryption versions – TLS 1.0 and 1.1. AWS LoadBalancer SecurityPolicy and TLS… Read More »

Git: scan repositories for secrets using Gitleaks

16 August 2021
 

 A confidential data leak such as RDS keys or passwords to a Git repository, even if it is a private Github repository, is a very bad thing and it’s good to check your repositories to know if any developer pushed a commit with such data. Scanning utilities To check Git repositories for a leak, at… Read More »

Tableau: install Tableau Bridge to access a database server in a private network

9 August 2021
 

 To access a database server, that has no public access (as it must be – access only inside an AWS VPC), Tableau suggests using its tool called Tableau Bridge. The idea is to have a Bridge service running in a network, which has access to a database server via its Private IP. Also, Bridge will… Read More »

Let’s Encrypt: SSL and the “SERVFAIL looking up CAA for domain.com” error

29 July 2021
 

 One of mine website stopped working with the “Connection reset.” error. NGINX configs seem to be correct, and other sites on the same server are working. NGINX also gave nothing, no errors, PHP-FPM also are good. Let’s check the website with the curl: The cause Because the error above are reported from the SSL_connect call,… Read More »

AWS: Route53 Private Hosted Zones — hiding domains from the Internet

26 July 2021
 

 Private Hosted Zone in AWS Route53 allows to limit access to DNS records of a domain, thus making it inaccessible for the DNS Enumeration (or DNS brute-force), when an attacker checks for available records in a domain to know endpoints list to check them for vulnerabilities. For such attacks, there is a lot of utilities… Read More »