Category Archives: Networking

#Facebook clean-up check-list for people who cannot #deletefacebook

By | April 22, 2018

Due to the fuck-up of Facebook I decided to drastically remove my contact with it. I am not from the pack that just now discovers “amazed” that on Facebook you are the product. My upbringing as an East-European kid in a communist dictatorship made me aware early in life that there is no free meal.… Read More »

AP-AC-Pro with #Unifi as a taxi monitoring tool

By | April 22, 2018

It is always fun to find new usage to UBNT devices. I just discovered that my UniFi AP-AC-Pro is a powerful monitoring tool for the Wi-FI enabled taxis. In a city that considers itself as one of the “Silicon Valleys” of Eastern Europe Internet is a must. Obviously in such an environment having a Hot-Spot… Read More »

#Apache #Kafka solutions going mainstream

By | February 28, 2018

I like when solutions you are excited about and are first seen as “experimental” start to go mainstream. This happened with containers (Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes etc.) which are now the hottest topic in DevOps right now. The same is happening now for Apache Kafka which was adopted by no other than “Goldman Sachs” for their… Read More »

Monitoring @ubnt based home network with @UNMS and @UnifiController with @Docker

By | February 2, 2018

I upgraded my personal network with another Ubiquiti device, this time a “UniFi AP-AC-Pro”. The sad part is that to get all the features, like extra control and statistics you need to install a Unifi Controller Software. I hate the idea of network software running on a Windows desktop so I tried to find a… Read More »

#ubnt made my Holiday better.

By | January 31, 2018

I hate when you go on Holiday outside EU and your internet sucks and data roaming charges would cover Mars roaming. Lucky for me this is what I noticed in my nice Mauritius Holiday, they discovered Ubiquity devices 🙂 I think I counted like 20 UBNT Wi-Fi repeaters throughout the resort, in the palm trees.… Read More »

#WordPress weather map plugin attack detected in #wordfence live traffic

By | January 10, 2018

Going through my Wordfence live traffic view is a nice way to see the daily fad of Chinese script kiddies. WordPress is one of the main targets of people trying to access your data. Obviously if you have a blog you must be sure you run an A+ certified security setup. See my other posts… Read More »

#CrowdSourcing and #DataMining the new resource mining, or how big corporations are robbing you blind.

By | September 30, 2017

The newest commodity this days is crowd sourced data. All the digital corporations push this envelope harder and harder. Google wants to make me a “local guide”: post images of places on google maps and review businesses for free of course (they give you a badge, you know like boy scouts badges). This is lately… Read More »

#Edgerouter: Force restart a PPPOE connection.

By | September 15, 2017

One of my internet service providers uses PPPOE for the internet connection. Sometimes if the physical connection is down for a long time the pppoe0 interface is no longer reconnecting or is stuck (looks like connected but no traffic passes through it). I found out that the problem is solved by force reconnecting it through… Read More »

#Biometric #authentication is useless and dangerous alone

By | October 14, 2017

Again and again the same myths and misunderstandings resurface from time to time. I noticed again a misplaced hype in an article shared on twitter about how biometric authentication will simplify banking. I have to share again something I learned many years ago when I was junior research student in a computer security group and… Read More »

Blog Links: SHA-1 cryptographic hash collision detection by Google

By | March 19, 2022

Google puts another nail in the coffin for SHA-1. They already moved from using SHA-1 on their products but there are still a lot of places where is used by default. In a post on the Google Online Security Blog Announcing the first SHA1 collision Google researchers claim that they have a good way of… Read More »