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Half of Tor Sites Compromised, Including TORMail

Cynops Re:Tips for Tor (583 comments)

Or use Tails, a Linux distro specifically designed for paranoia. You burn it on a CD (or USB stick) and boot from it into a Linux desktop environment specially crafted for privacy and security. All internet traffic is routed through Tor (sic), so after rebooting you should be fine.

about a year ago
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Half of Tor Sites Compromised, Including TORMail

Cynops We are living in interesting times (583 comments)

Looks very much like the three letter agencies decided it's time now to start playing hardball.

about a year ago
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NSA Spying Hurts California's Business

Cynops Don't complain (277 comments)

German citizen here, and one working it IT Security for almost two decades now. I have been advocating the use of strong encryption and keeping the crown jewels "in the house" to my employers and customers all the time, but managers would often not listen in order to save the odd buck on the next outsourcing deal.

By launching and funding the spy programmes the US government has willingly accepted possibly detrimental effects on the economy.

In my opinion it serves the US companies right that finally the time has come that companies and people all over the world actually start looking at whom they make business with. The USA have decided to spy on every single person on this planet - OK, but now don't complain that this hurts your economy. If US companies don't like what's happening then they should complain to your government and make them change things.

A lot of trust has been destroyed, and it will take the US economy some effort to regain it. Work hard, and maybe some day in the future I will no longer advise my customers and friends to avoid US services.

about a year and a half ago
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High Tech Baby Monitoring?

Cynops SNMP... (481 comments)

Just throw in some shell scripts and make her send SNMP traps. Then you can integrate her smoothly in your OpenNMS or Nagios monitoring system.

You will have to define your BabyMIB, of course, for which you will want your own Enterprise OID. A true geek would want to assign e. g. 1.3.6.1.4.1.x.1.n for the n-th kid to monitor. Below this OID you could just add any Trap OID you could imagine.

"Honey, Christine just threw a MyDiapersAreDirty trap! Standard escalation procedure!"

On the other hand, you could of course just use the old-fashioned look-with-your-own-eyes method that worked perfectly for the past few thousands years...

more than 10 years ago

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