Month: June 2019

Online Storage Options

Dropbox has started limiting connected devices to 3 on their free accounts. Dropbox has had a few security problems in recent memory. These items have recently overcome Dropbox pros which include: peer to peer syncing, efficient block level syncing. Read a few articles the best of which is https://startupstash.com/dropbox-alternatives/ Summary: Sync.com if you want to …

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Secure Alternatives

Here I explore some alternatives to Insecure social media. Social media makes their money from selling your browsing history and brand preferences. Some counties have restrictions that personal data needs to stay in the country. Friendica distributed, federated social ActivityPub,Disporia,OStatus compatible Social and Microblogging Mastadon.social distributed, federated social ActivityPub,OStatus compatible Microblogging focus RocketChat like Slack …

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Product Recommendations

I am not paid by any of these manufacturers. Firewall; Paid: Fortinet; industry leader. uses ASICs to offload tasks while still being energy efficient and inexpensive. Free: PfSense/OpnSense; based on BSD. Free failover / backup firewall. Installs on Intel based hardware so re-use and old desktop or buy a NetGate appliance. Switching; Use managed switches …

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Simple Security Tests

Some Simple Security Tests to get Small Businesses started Thycotic Weak Password finder; tests for LanMan, Weak hashes etc. and shows which of those accounts have Administrator privilege. https://thycotic.com/solutions/free-it-tools/weak-password-finder/ Wireshark LLMNR udp.port == 5355 (display filter) udp port 5355 (capture filter) Leave running for 1 hour + clients that send requests have “Netbios over TCP” …

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Wifi Optimization

Why is my Wifi so slow?? If you have teenagers this is a recurring song. Today we look at easy ways to combat interference and speed up wireless. Foundational Knowledge (skip this if you don’t care why) Unlicenced Wireless is limited by law to 2 watts of power and a few hundred Megahertz of frequency …

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Security Via DNS

Article DNS security filtering Quad9 is a free offering from an IBM led group of security organizations. OpenDNS made this type of service popular and Quad9 builds on that by making the service faster using AnyCast and a fleet of world-wide distributed DNS servers. This method makes it easy to protect your entire Home/Enterprise from …

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