Updates and next Facebook post status

Updates and next Facebook post status

I made a program okay maybe I wrote a bash script to help me to write blog posts. Because it can be quite a pain formatting the markdown files for each post I developed a bash script to populate and generate the files. Once the script ends the post is ready to upload to the web! Wow I hear you exclaim, that’s incredible! I know, right… ...

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Much needed blog improvements

Much needed blog improvements

Yesterday I had a realisation about the blog - it’s slow. Granted, due to Internet speeds being relatively fast in comparison to the content being loaded from this blog, it was still super slow. I spent the last couple of hours fine tuning it to improve it’s speed dramatically by: ...

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How to enable 2FA with KeePass

How to enable 2FA with KeePass

Unfortunately KeePass does not have native support for 2FA (two-factor authentication). However, support for 2FA can be added to KeePass with the KeeChallenge plugin. Using Linux it is quite a hassle to get this working. The easiest solution in my opinion is to use KeePassXC instead of KeePass as it has native support for hardware-backed OTP challenge-response 2FA. In addition, another authentication factor can be added by generating a key file. To make the most of this method the key file ...

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Why you should read the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies (with tips to increase privacy)

Facebook has recently made the news with news outlets reporting on the court case of Whalen v. Facebook, 20-civ-03346, Superior Court of California (Redwood City).1 2. This lawsuit alleges that Instagram illegally collects, or collected biometric data through their facial recognition system. The alleged illegality in the lawsuit is specific to the state of Illinois in the US. Bloomberg reports that Facebook company spokesperson Stephanie Otway gave a statement that “Instagram doesn’t use face recognition technology” 1. While this statement may be technically true (that Instagram doesn’t directly use face recognition), Instagram is clearly listed as a Facebook Product. At least within the EU, Instagram abides by Facebook’s Data Policy and face recognition is included in this Data Policy. So if you use any “Facebook Product” be aware that they all fall under Facebook’s Data Policy. The following are “Facebook Products” I have been able to source 3: ...

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Twitter and the Corruptibility of Employees

The Twitter “hack” is almost a month old now, and although I didn’t cover it at the time, it’s still a good opportunity for some lessons about security. I deliberately put hack in quotation marks because there are no doubt people who don’t see social engineering as “real” hacking.

Quick background for those not familiar with what happened: Hackers used social engineering to gain access to an internal Twitter employee administration tool. High-profile accounts were then used ...

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