Saturday, June 30, 2012

Use Tor to Protect All of Us

Using Tor when you surf, if even for an hour at a time, strengthens the it for everyone. The more traffic in the Tor network, the harder it is to monitor and censor any one person. So try to use Tor at least some of the time when you surf.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Inception" Done Using Legos

Courtesy of Team Hourglass.

Surf Anonymously From a Flash Drive

Configure a flash drive for secure, anonymous surfing that protects your privacy. Download this ZIP file and install Tor, hardened versions of Chrome & Firefox, HTTPS Everywhere, and other tools on a flash drive.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

8bit Culture & Art Video

8-bit? I love chiptunes myself. And no, I never played the games that spawned 8bit culture.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Stuxnet = DuQu = Flame as in 'same authors'

Looks like Kaspersky Labs found proof the same group or related groups wrote Stuxnet, DuQu, and Flame. Given their common target and level of sophistication is it any surprise? This story isn't going to go away.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Zipline Anyone?

Nepal here I come!

How Strong Is Your Password? Find Out!

We all think we're so smart when we choose a password.

Then you get hacked. Or more accurately, one or more sites you visit gets hacked. And nowadays this isn't a theoretical threat, it's yesterdays' headlines.

Don't fool yourself: your password probably sucks. How badly does it suck? Use this online password strength calculator to learn just how weak (or strong) your password is.

The best part is that the venerable Steve Gibson not only lays out the math nicely he tutors us all on how to make really, really strong passwords.

I confess: I found out my set of passwords needs hardening. Lesson learned!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Buddhist Shrines in Altoids Tins @ Seattle Mini Maker Faire

I displayed my Buddhist shrines in Altoids tins at Seattle Mini Maker Faire last weekend. Scott Lydon of Woot! was sufficiently impressed to take photos & write it up in the Woot! blog.

You'd think I would have taken photos but noooo...

My Altoids BBQ grill was a big hit too.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Raise Your Hand If You're Ready For IPv6

Today is IPv6 Day. 6/6, get it?

IPv4 addresses are in limited supply. IPv6 is coming but are you ready? Check now.

Confused? Then read this.