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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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Email access in clear text, least effort by a Swedish ISP

Email access in clear text, least effort by a Swedish ISP

Introduction Yesterday I got a call from a friend living near Södertälje, in the south of Stockholm. He got a new internet modem from his local ISP which he needed help with installing. So I went over to his place for being the helping hand.  About the local ISP The internet service provider he is using is called C-SAM AB, which is a local company mainly delivering internet, telephony and TV to customers in and around Södertälje area. According to…

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Light my fire – user awareness in cyber and IRL

Light my fire – user awareness in cyber and IRL

This article was going to be about one of the pillars of IT security. One, as it turns out that is  eroded and crumbling. Unfortunately it turns out the same issues apply in real life outside of cyber.   That pillar is `awareness education`.   The unspoken reason for this is that users are the weak link we don’t control. A weak link that can be fixed with proper education. Give the user a PDF to read, 2 hours in…

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How to setup a home network with extra security for free

How to setup a home network with extra security for free

Introduction Nowadays we all are using more and more internet connected devices at home together with “Internet of Things” devices also called IoT. Below are just a few examples: computers & laptops cellphones & tablets Surveillance web cameras Multi media players / speakers / Smart TV’s Weather stations Everything is online, connected to the internet and some of the devices are easily to use or administrate through an app on your phone or tablet. With more and more devices connected…

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Huddinge Plus – rabatter mot försäljning av personlig information

Huddinge Plus – rabatter mot försäljning av personlig information

Inledning Som besökare i Huddinge Centrum ser man reklam på en app som heter: “Huddinge PLUS – Ditt digitala klippkort“.     Appen beskrivs med följande ord på Huddinge Centrum’s hemsida:    Huddinge PLUS är kundklubben för dig som bor i Huddinge med omnejd. Du som lite då och då, kanske ofta, handlar i någon av våra 70 butiker eller avnjuter lunch, middag eller bara en kaffe på något av våra caféer eller restauranger. Vi gillar dig och vill gärna…

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DNS Performance test

DNS Performance test

Just found this script on Github to perform a DNS performance test and was running this on my Pi-Hole. See below the speed results in milliseconds: (Location: Sweden / Stockholm) DNS Server Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Average Cloudflare 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1.10 Google 2 1 1 1 22 48 2 12 2 12 10.50 Aduard 22 22 21 21 22 21 21 21 21 21 21.20 Neustar…

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How Microsoft ignores basic security principles

How Microsoft ignores basic security principles

Disclaimer The following in no way excuses sloppy security practices. If you, for example, administrate your network as the domain admin you are in trouble and nothing will be able to help you. How design choices made by Microsoft make security hard From a blog entry about (not)Petya, its impact and how to mitigate similar threats [1]: authentication was federated to the on premises Active Directory (AD), which was down. Somebody got their AD DC nuked due to (not)Petya? Everyone…

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Storegate svensk molnlagring med riktig säkerhet?

Storegate svensk molnlagring med riktig säkerhet?

Jag blev uppmärksam på Storegate’s molnlagringstjänst via If Skadeförsäkringen. If erbjuder en så kallad “Databrottsförsäkring” för små och större företag. Som en del av denna försäkring ingår för dig som kund 5 GB lagring och backup hos Storegate. 5 GB backup ingår kostnadsfritt If beskriver skriver på sin hemsida bland annat: I samarbete med Storegate erbjuder vi ett enkelt och säkert sätt att lagra och skydda företagets digitala information, till exempel bokföring, presentationer och kundregister. Dina digitala filer lagras direkt…

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