Security

Dynamic DNS – Dyndns alternatives

Dynamic DNS for Custom Domains I have been using dynamic dns for many years.  My preferred provider was always dyndns.org.  In early 2014 Dyndns (or Dyn.com) stopped offering a free Dynamic Dns solution.  You can read about their decision to stop providing this service (here).  NOTE:  I don’t disagree with their decision, at one point I even used Dyndns as a …

Read moreDynamic DNS – Dyndns alternatives

iPfire – ClamAV and Customization

I have been very happy with my current Firewall setup of iPfire (ipfire.org).  The system has done a great job of performance and security.  I use many features from Squid, Snort, openVpn, and others.  I even tried the TOR proxy routing. This weekend with lots of family over for Thanks Giving it was great to watch the proxy reports and see …

Read moreiPfire – ClamAV and Customization

ShellShock – How to test your system

In the past few weeks the number of security incidents in the news has increased.  Home depot, Jimmy John’s and also Shellshock.  From credit card theft via malware to online security vulnerabilities you need to keep on guard. This most recent ShellShock vulnerability is going to be big.  Since a very large portion of the web is using Linux or some …

Read moreShellShock – How to test your system

What are you reading?

I read a few blogs but recently have been so busy at work have not really kept up with any technical blogs or news. I find that HackerNews keeps me up-to-date as much as possible.   If you don’t subscribe to the newsletter I would recommend it – go here to signup for hacker news If I don’t want to wait …

Read moreWhat are you reading?

VPN – Why you should use one

It is summer time and people are traveling for vacation.    Heading to hotels, campgrounds, parks, and friends.   If your like my family you have many devices you take with you; tablets, smart phones, laptops, and all kinds of wifi devices.     As people travel they see free public wifi for use.  Please understand that these networks are not …

Read moreVPN – Why you should use one

Google using your name and picture in ads – How to Opt Out

Google Endorsements Google has recently made a policy change.  You may have seen a notification in your gmail or Plus page.  I basically just clicked on the “x” or said OK with out thinking about it.  I am sure many other prople are like me and don’t take much time to read any policy changes.  However, recently many news sites started …

Read moreGoogle using your name and picture in ads – How to Opt Out

Fun Computer Tricks (Possible Inappropriate tricks)

I read a great blog by Troy Hunt frequently.  He is an architect and MVP over at Microsoft, he typically talks about security.   He recently sent out a quick tweet regarding locking your computer.  After the tweet regarding what to do when someone does not lock their screen. http://www.troyhunt.com/2013/10/40-inappropriate-actions-to-take.html I love some of the options.  One favorite was to set …

Read moreFun Computer Tricks (Possible Inappropriate tricks)

iPad VPN – OpenVPN – PFsense

I have been waiting for a while for a good openvpn client to be available for the iPad or iPhone with out JailBreaking. A few months back openvpn released an app for the iPad and iPhone. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/openvpn-connect/id590379981 Head on over and download if you are a pfsense user. I recommend anyone who is using public / unsecured wifi to use VPN. …

Read moreiPad VPN – OpenVPN – PFsense