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Category: Privacy internet

Off the Record (OTR) encryption protocol

OTR is an encryption protocol, it protects from Eavesdropping from hackers or other unwanted outsiders. Commercial applications like Skype, Whatsapp and MSN have encryption that is easy to crack but is seems near impossible to crack OTR according to some sources close to the NSA. Before I start writing any more, I do not urge people with bad intentions […]


Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details be masquerading as a trustworthy entity in electronic communications. Communications purporting to be from popular social networking sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting people. A phishing attack is most […]

Privacy badger blocks all trackers

Hello everybody, Most of you will be familiar with ad-blockers like Adblock, but there is a new add-on for your browser, privacy badger. This ad-on was created by EFF, Electronic Frontier Fondation, with the intent to protect users against tracking mechanisms and advertisements on websites. Privacy badger is more userfriendly since it will not require […]

PfSense: Creating a “Guest Wifi” with 802.1Q VLAN Tagging in pfSense and DD-WRT

This seems quite a common thing to do yet it’s proved to be a huge ball-ache with DD-WRT. Here’s the result of many days of faffing about attempting to get this working. The usecase is thus… We have an established wifi network comprising of D-Link DIR-615 access points flashed with DD-WRT, a router running pfSense […]

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