Raspberry Pi · security

Setting up Tor socks Proxy on Raspberry Pi

The goal is to setup your Raspberry Pi as a tor socks Proxy and help you setup a  desktop web browser to use the tor socks proxy. This shall allow you to browse anonymously without having to install tor on your desktop machine. You may use other applications with this tor socks proxy installed on… Continue reading Setting up Tor socks Proxy on Raspberry Pi

education · Making things work · security

Backup systems and Data security for schools and educational institutions

Why backup is critical In 21st century all organization are having a technology infrastructure, some hosting locally some in the cloud. A school/educational institution is no different. In a school we store all our data electronically. We have electronic student records, results, student works, curriculum data, administrative data, emails, various configurations, systems data and much… Continue reading Backup systems and Data security for schools and educational institutions

Networking · Open Source · Proxy · security

Content control software/ Web Content filtering using SquidGuard for enterprise network

Content filtering for enterprise network or educational institution can be a mandatory requirement in many institutions/organizations. Besides filtering web content by category, content control/filtering software can also helps us to filter out malware and virus sites, unwanted advertisements etc.   Finding the right product and making it work for your organization can be a challenge.… Continue reading Content control software/ Web Content filtering using SquidGuard for enterprise network

Linux · Making things work · Open Source · Proxy · security

SquidGuard implementation for enterprise network

SquidGuard is a content filtering tool used in enterprise network to control/filter sites that end users/hosts can access. SquidGuard is built to work as a plug-in for squid. It uses black lists and url redirection technology to make this content filter work. There are many free/paid black lists available in the internet, that SquidGuard can… Continue reading SquidGuard implementation for enterprise network

Internet · security · Technology

They sell your privacy! We don’t know who they are!

Reading a blog on Acxiom Corporation making billion dollar of sales having over 1,500  data points on half a billion people makes me think what future does a privacy free internet hold for us. On one side we want to see internet to be freed from government regulation, on the other hand we as a… Continue reading They sell your privacy! We don’t know who they are!

Internet · security · Technology · world

How Safe is your password?

Managing and securing password has been one of the biggest challenges. Password leaks news on such a short span of time on linkedin, eHarmony, last.fm makes me think that, these events are gradually getting more widespread. According to Wikipedia: A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for authentication, to prove identity or gain access to a resource (example:… Continue reading How Safe is your password?

Internet · Making things work · security · Technology · world

Do not track IE, firefox, chrome? Who is on your side?

Do-Not-track After learning all about Collusion plug-in for firefox, few months back, looking at the images of network of tracker, it was always in the back of my mind while browsing how online advertising companies always trying to predict “what I am looking for” by putting on all these sponsored adds, which most of the… Continue reading Do not track IE, firefox, chrome? Who is on your side?