Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Scott Mortimer
Information Security geek, Old School RPG nerd, and wannabe fiction writer. EX NIHILO NIHIL FIT
Information Security geek, Old School RPG nerd, and wannabe fiction writer. EX NIHILO NIHIL FIT
About
Scott Mortimer's interests
View all
Scott Mortimer's posts

Post has attachment
Roll your own VPN 

Post has shared content
If we give up on Net Neutrality then the Internet will no longer be a decentralized place of freedom but rather controlled by the gate keepers and those that grant us access, allowing them to decide what content we can see and what content we can't see at which prices. I've written about Net Neutrality in the past, it's a fight that will likely go on for a long while, but it is now more important than ever to take a stand and actively protest for Net Neutrality laws. The first comment period for new Net Neutrality legislation ends on June 17th, so the call to action today gives us 5 days to get our petitions and comments in. Comments are public domain though, so keep that in mind.

http://lockboxx.blogspot.com/2017/07/net-neutrality-day.html

Post has shared content
Greatest. Mashup. Ever.
Battle of the 70s supergroups: Angus Young + the Gibb bros. = AC/BGs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrlWWrSwaB8

Post has shared content
Great redesign. I really appreciate the improved ability to block sources of "Faux News".
Google News has received a massive redesign on the web that focusses on readability and simplified navigation. Feature-wise, it has more personalization, while better highlighting different perspectives and fact-checking.

Post has attachment
Yet another reason to run UBlock Origin always and everywhere.

Post has attachment
Web Hosting Hall of Shame Entry:

NAYANA's website runs on Linux kernel 2.6.24.2, which was compiled back in 2008. [...] Additionally, NAYANA's website uses Apache version 1.3.36 and PHP version 5.1.4, both of which were released back in 2006. Apache vulnerabilities and PHP exploits are well-known;[...]. The version of Apache NAYANA used is run as a user of nobody(uid=99), which indicates that a local exploit may have also been used in the attack.

Remember Folks: The only acceptable place to fart on a plane is when you are walking through first class on the way to coach.

Post has attachment
As much as I love hacking my own hardware to run Linux, in this instance, you really shouldn't for a variety of security reasons.

“Dev mode out of the box does several things that compromise security, including disabling verified boot, enabling VT2 [terminal], and activating passwordless root shell access. This means even without Crouton, if you're in dev mode, someone can switch to VT2, log in as root and add a keylogger that runs at startup, then switch back without you knowing. If you're logged in, they can also access the unencrypted contents of your Chrome profile and copy it elsewhere. If an exploit to Chrome is found, verified boot will no longer protect you from persistent compromises. Essentially, dev mode by default is less physically secure than a standard laptop running Linux."


How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should).
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/06/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook/

I wonder if Trump realizes that "Maga" means sorceress or witch in Italian? 🤔

#witchhunt #MAGA #Irony
Wait while more posts are being loaded