I built a (basic) Substack clone in a month
Would love to see it open sourced!
Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You
"Google, wake the %$@Y up. It’s 2020. You are still losing. It’s time to take a hard look in the mirror and answer for yourselves whether you really want to be in the Cloud business."
Agree! Hard to use any Google service knowing it may be killed in a year or two.
Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400%
The Hidden PHP Malware that Reinfects Cleaned Files
Some interesting new privacy features on iOS 14:
If you are stuck with an iPhone/iPad, use and enable them if you can.
Maximizing Qname Minimization: A New Chapter in DNS Protocol Evolution
"In January 2018, 32% of queries received contained only one label, while 30% of queries received at the .COM and .NET name servers consisted of only two labels.
As of August 2020, those measures have increased to an impressive 53% and 49%, respectively – in just a few short years over half of all queries received at .COM are utilizing this easy and effective security and privacy enhancement!"
The web was great. Then power snowballed and centralized.
This is why I like federation.
The bar to host isn't super high, so network operators can be shepherds to small flocks of users. It's personal, and the low barrier to entry means anyone can pick a new operator (or become their own)
@mastsec I'm agree. The internet should be for the users.
Sadly, the reality is the internet progress has been championed & financied by the nowadays giants; they are not giving up power prioritizing users.
Moobot vs. Gatebot: Cloudflare Automatically Blocks Botnet DDoS Attack Topping At 654 Gbps
Interesting insights into Cloudflare's DDoS mitigation process:
RFC8890: The Internet is for End Users
Do you agree?
CleanBrowsing DNS service review
"CleanBrowsing seems to check all the right boxes. It offers a well-performing DNS with lots of useful options to help you filter the Internet. Not only can you create fine-tuned custom filters, the Policies feature helps you tailor them to specific devices for more effective rollouts.
The fact that all this functionality is available in an affordable package makes CleanBrowsing our favorite premium DNS service. "
Endpoint Containment with OSSEC
You can use the open source OSSEC to contain (take offline) compromised Windows devices in your network using "netsh advfirewall".
Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree.
U.S. authorities today announced criminal charges and financial sanctions against two Russian men accused of stealing nearly $17 million worth of virtual currencies in a series of phishing attacks throughout 2017 and 2018 that spoofed websites for some of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges.
Schools and open source:
"Why, after all, proprietary software developers offer gratis copies of their nonfree programs to schools? Because they want to use the schools to implant dependence on their products, like tobacco companies distributing cigarettes to school children. They will not give gratis copies to these students once they've graduated... Once you're dependent, you're expected to pay, and future upgrades may be expensive."
Why Schools Should Exclusively Use Free Software
How HTTPS works.
Nice and fun comic teaching how HTTPS works.
Securing Active Directory accounts against password-based attacks
Good read for Windows admins.