TLS Everywhere! (Home edition)
For the past 10 years, there’s been a drive to make web traffic be encrypted in transit. Partly fueled by Let’s Encrypt, TLS is now supported by most public websites. In fact, w3techs.com reports that 82% of all tracked websites now serve HTTPS by default.¹
In this article, I’ll go over the steps I did to implement TLS encryption for my LAN traffic. One of the last frontiers not yet covered by HTTPS.
No, You Don't Need a VPN
The last couple of years the VPN industry have flooded the internet with ads for general consumers.
In this post I’ll debunk their claims and tell you the real use cases of a VPN.
Unifi Dream Machine Tricks
I’ve used Ubiquiti/UniFi products for a couple of years now and have during that time I’ve saved some useful commands and directories/files that I thought I’d share.
All of these commands are tested to work with the UniFi UDM/UDM Pro. Some of the commands also work on other UniFi products but your mileage may vary.
Non of the tricks outlined in this post should result in your device being bricked but Ubiquiti doesn’t officially support tinkering with UniFi devices through SSH and it may result in data loss.
Securing A Teamspeak3 Server
After hosting a TeamSpeak3 server since 2015 I thought it would be a good idea to share what I’ve learned under the years and how I keep my TS server safe.
In this post I’ll be going over my firewall settings, installation, configuration and App Armor configuration.
Think you're not at risk? Think again...
So one of the most common questions I get when I talk to non-IT-security people about user security online is “Why should I care? I’m not a target.”
This is wrong on so many levels and in this post I’ll try to explain why.
Patreon Security Breach
As you might know already, yesterday Patreon discovered they had been breached and personal information such as email addresses, shipping addresses, posts, names and password hashes were compromised.
Once again another security breach. There are both good and bad news to this though.
Best Practices Against Data Leaks
Google recently posted an article comparing how security experts and normal people stay safe online.
Building on that article, here are my thought on how to stay safe online:
GateKeeper is a small bluetooth dongle that functions as a proximity key for your PC. It can lock and unlock your computer if you move away from it.
Best fitting on a keychain, the bluetooth dongle talks to the little USB stick that you also get.
Just plug the USB stick into a USB port on your PC/Mac (preferably on the front, as it will need a good signal). You can then configure what the dongle will do on your computer, using the software that GateKeeper provides. Either set it to lock automatically, unlock automatically, or both.