How good are public DNS providers in blocking malware & phishing?

How good are public DNS providers in blocking malware & phishing?

Introduction During the last years the market of public DNS server providers has been increased a lot. Google DNS is one of the most known alternative DNS server providers and has been available since 2009.Many DNS providers on the market are only offering an alternative DNS server. Others also add protection against malware and other online threats. Those protections are mainly done in two ways: 1) A malicious domain name is resolved with “NXDOMAIN” telling the requested system that the…

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The trustworthy of VPN review sites and how affiliate programs affects their opinion

The trustworthy of VPN review sites and how affiliate programs affects their opinion

Over the last years, there have been appearing more and more VPN review sites on the internet. Many of them are in the top search results when searching for “VPN Review” on Google. When browsing through them and their results I’m wondering why their top 5 results were often the same. Looking deeper into this, I saw that many of those VPN review sites are using affiliate links, connected to the “reviewed VPN providers”. How does it come that we…

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Bluff SMS från ICA slutar i månadsprenumeration

Bluff SMS från ICA slutar i månadsprenumeration

Dags för nya bluff SMS, den här gången från ICA. Det hela liknar flera olika exempel som ni ser i länkarna i slutet av artikeln.Följer man länken i SMS’et så hamnar man på följande hemsida. Man betalar “bara” 9 SEK för att vinna ett 250 kr ICA presentkort. Längre ner på samma sida visas följande text. Alla användare deltar i en tävling om den aktuella produkten. Om du vinner kommer du att kontaktas direkt via e-post. Detta specialerbjudande har en…

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Swedish ISP is shutting down it’s unsecure e-mail service

Swedish ISP is shutting down it’s unsecure e-mail service

In August 2018, I wrote about the Swedish ISP C-Sam ignoring general IT Security. At the time of publishing I informed the ISP via email. I never receive any response from them. Email service is shutting down Today the friend who is customer at that ISP informed me that he received information from it’s ISP about a shutdown of their email service. The providers set up an information page for customers. With the future, new security requirements will come Since…

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Falska SMS från Postnord slutar i månadsprenumeration

Falska SMS från Postnord slutar i månadsprenumeration

Backgrund SVT Nyheter rapporterade här om dagen att falska SMS skickades till person i Sverige. SMS’et ser ut som nedan. Länken leder till? Klickar man på länken som hamnar man på en hemsida som försöker vara något något PostNord liknande.Länken i det här fallet leder till sidan www(.)postnord-sverige(.).com . Ett falskt kollinummer är redan ifylld. Klickar man på “Sök försändelse” så utökas sidan med följande information. När vi klickar på “Betala frakt” så skickas man vidare till en hemsida där…

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Netflix Scam advertised on Twitter

Netflix Scam advertised on Twitter

Yesterday I saw this Netflix advertisement in my Twitter feeds appearing. Looking really good the price, but the link is not really going to “Netflix” if you watch carefully. Also the Account publishing this advertisement is not Netflix USA, it’s called “Ne_flixUS“.   The website itself looks like the real Netflix page, but only registering as a new user is possible. The site itself is created the same day (3rd of November). Login will bring you to the page to…

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How to check IP addresses used with your Facebook account

How to check IP addresses used with your Facebook account

The news today revealed a Facebook breach. You maybe are wondering whether someone else then you did use your Facebook account? There is an rather easy way to check this out. How to create a Facebook log file with your IP addresses Start with login to your Facebook account and go to your “Facebook Settings”. There you have a menu called “Your Facebook information“. Click “Download your information” -> “View“ The next view will show you a list with a…

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Running WireGuard on an ASUS router

Running WireGuard on an ASUS router

Prerequisites ASUS RT-AC86U router Merlin Firmware for ASUS installed USB storage device connected to the router Download Putty (if running Windows) to connect to your router Subscription at a VPN provider that support the WireGuard protocol Use a public DNS service as for example Quad9 in your router config or combine it with a Pi-Hole. Install Entware on the router/USB connected storage with command: entware-setup.sh Link to Merlin Instructions about this. Installation of WireGuard (Instruction and links collected from SmallNetBuilder…

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How big are swedish VPN providers?

How big are swedish VPN providers?

Introduction Since a couple of month I was wondering, how big Swedish VPN providers actually are? Who has the most users? Well this is difficult to say since this information is not published very often. To get some kind of estimation about how much money each VPN provider is doing in 2017, I was using the  available tax information for each of the companies behind for the VPN providers selected. The tax information for each company is publicly available in…

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