Telegram power outage used by Fraud actors to fool Telegram users

Telegram power outage used by Fraud actors to fool Telegram users

During the night 28th to 29th of April 2018, the messenger service Telegram had a power outage problem, which resulted in their service not been able to use in most parts of the world. On Sunday morning (29th of April), the service comes up again and Telegram was informing about this on their Twitter account, which has at the moment 446K followers. The following message you could see: The Fake Telegram giveway posts At the same time, when opening one…

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Fake iPhone X reklam blir 805 SEK prenumeration

Fake iPhone X reklam blir 805 SEK prenumeration

Dags för en ny Facebook Fake reklam, den här gången kan man vinna en iPhone X. Vi har sett sådant tidigare, men då var det IKEA reklam som slutar i en 835 SEK prenumeration. Den här gången visas det här meddelande av “någon bekant” på Facebook. Söker man på Google efter px2018cup så hittar man (ett) sökresultat! (2018-04-24) Det länkar till en hemsida som liknar väldigt mycket Apple’s original hemsida med reklam för iPhone X. Information om vilka funktioner den har…

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Wireguard speed tests on ASUS RT-AC86U

Wireguard speed tests on ASUS RT-AC86U

I just did a short test of running WireGuard on my ASUS RT-AC86U router, following the instructions I found in the Smallnetbuilder forum. Got it finally working with a small changes, to the config and did some speed tests to compare it to my previous OpenVPN speed tests done on the same router. Technical information: Router: ASUS RT-AC86U Firmware: Merlin 384.5_alpha3 VPN Provider: AzireVPN Speed test server: Stockholm – NORDUnet A/S As you can see below, the speed test results…

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VPN Speedtest Asus RT-AC86U – Merlin firmware

VPN Speedtest Asus RT-AC86U – Merlin firmware

Introduction I have replaced my Linksys WRT1900ACSv2 router with the new ASUS RT-AC86U (a.k. RT-AC2900). This router has the new Broadcom BCM4906 CPU inbuilt with dual core and 1,8 GHz.  I have previously done some VPN speedtest on my Linksys router with DD-WRT firmware on. Feel free to check them out. Now I felt it was time to do a new VPN speed test with a couple of different VPN providers on the new ASUS router. Test information & Specification…

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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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To use or not to use a VPN service

To use or not to use a VPN service

An interesting article has recently been published on the internet. Don’t use VPN services  In this article the writer is comparing VPN services as: VPN in this sense is just a glorified proxy This of course didn’t take long time until the VPN providers offering VPN services started to respond on this post. For example AirVPN has started answering with the following article: Rebuttal of article “Don’t use VPN services.” I don’t want to go in to detail who has…

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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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VPN Speedtest with Linksys DD-WRT router

VPN Speedtest with Linksys DD-WRT router

The following setup has been used: Router: Linksys WRT1900ACSv2 Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r34080 std (12/14/17) The DD-WRT inbuilt OpenVPN client has been configured for each VPN provider according to their own instructions, and their provided .ovpn files. Only VPN exit points in Sweden has been used for this test. Only UDP protocol used. AirVPN offers the possibility to connect to a pool of servers randomly when just selecting the country. In this case, it are two different exit points. AltusHost and Kustbandet….

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