Category Archives: Security

Time to start locking down IoT, BrickerBot bricking IoT devices

OK so if you have an IoT device that for some god forsaken reason has “telnet” running.  This worm will get into it and brick the device (it sounds like it corrupts the filesystem and then its toast).  Not sure … Continue reading

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$11? Great where can I buy one?

Apparently some researchers in china build a radio relay that can bounce a car remote signal from a pretty far distance to “unlock it” and in some cases allow the person to drive away for $11.  OK thats great, but … Continue reading

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key.me, need an extra set of keys?

Not sure if I should be worried, or thrilled at this one.  (Oh and there is a kiosk in Rochester and Buffalo NY).  Basically you upload your keys (pictures) to the website, and when you need a spare, you go … Continue reading

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Need to keep folks from knowing you read the facebook messages…

Us the Unseen API (chrome/android) https://www.google.com/search?q=unseen+app&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

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Interesting selection of camera clients for linux

Starting to look into upgrading security again.  As such I am looking at different linux based camera clients, Zoneminder and Motion are well known to me, but Bluecherry Kerberos.io are new ones I have not heard of.  Both sound interesting … Continue reading

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Need to secure your email, check out SecureGMail

Looks like a pretty simple app to use to secure your email before it even hits the servers.  Downside, its only for Chrome http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/encrypt-gmail-messages-before-reach-google/

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Algo VPN Opensource project

I stumbled on this one looking at StrongSWAN.  Its a VPN package you can install on a cloud server or a home computer to provide a VPN service for yourself.  It does not use TOR or OpenVPN so you are … Continue reading

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Build your own TOR Server with an RPi

Only issue I have with this is it could affect your speed…but then again security doesn’t come for free. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-anonymize-your-browsing-with-a-tor-powered-raspb-1793869805

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Build a card reader and display

This is neat, if you get the parts from china you can build this for around $15.  Basically the system will scan you card, then display the number value out on the screen.  This could be useful in debugging problems … Continue reading

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Make a simple wifi jammer for $7

Maybe less, I was looking at ebay and I think you could get the ESP cheaper.  This could be a handy tool to knock kids off the net. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Portable-WiFi-Jammer/?ALLSTEPS  

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