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HashGate: An intrusion detection tool

HashGate is a simple intrusion detection tool we wrote for use internally and in customer environments to monitor files and alert us on any unauthorised changes to them. We try very hard not to re-invent the wheel and are already big users of tools such as Tripwire and Rookit Hunter but we wanted something lightweight […]

Alerts & Webhooks with AWS Lambda

Here at Dogsbody Technology we monitor servers and services for hundreds of clients, you may have read our previous blog post talking about our Warboard and how we make use of it. This blog post covers the other tools we use for responding to incidents and issues real time, our Dogsbody Technology Webhooks. The main […]

The Warboard

The Dogsbody Technology Warboard sits on the wall in our office and allows us to see a detailed overview of the infrastructure we monitor real time, this has proved it’s self to be invaluable for spotting potential issues and remedying them before they ever become an issue. We’re responsible for monitoring and maintaining hundreds of […]

HTTPS Everywhere

“HTTPS Everywhere” is an increasingly popular trend among websites which gives added security, speed and SEO benefits. In August 2014, Google announced that it would be adjusting it’s search engine ranking algorithm to benefit HTTPS only sites, this was one of the key announcements that started the trend of sites going HTTPS everywhere. There’s also […]

Adding an external harddrive to a Raspberry Pi

We believe the native place for a server is in a datacentre and as such don’t run any infrastructure from our office.  This caused us a small problem when testing new setups as we would sometimes need to build a new development server (locally in a virtual machine) and have to pull down all the […]

Campus Party 2013

We’ve just returned from Campus Party at the O2 Arena in London, Campus party is Europe’s largest technology festival and had more than 10,000 guests at the latest London event. We really enjoyed the event and camped in O2 provided tents. The best talk of the event was from Vint Cerf who talked about how […]