SSH (Secure SHell) is used in order to use one computer to control another computer. This can be done over insecure networks (like the Internet) because of the cryptography used to protect the data transferred between the computers involved.
In this example, I use Parrot Security OS (a hacking-oriented operating system based on Debian Linux) as the computer that I physically touch and interact with. The other computer (which I remotely control) is my Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC), which I have already installed Ubuntu Server on. Ubuntu Server is another Debian-based Linux…
Bitcoin is the OG cryptocurrency.
But what is a cryptocurrency and why should I care?
Find out in this episode.
A cryptocurrency is a type of digital money, especially one that uses cryptography and decentralization to make sure that you can only spend each unit once and that you can only create new units after performing some service to the community.
You might ask, “But if I use digital US dollars already, what benefits do I gain by using crypto?”
There are many problems with the US dollar, which crypto…
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Websites get hack attacked.
Websites that are political or journalistic in nature are at an increased risk of being hacked, since not only do they attract the “regular” attackers, but they are a more likely target for ideologically-driven attackers as well. Hackers can be literally anyone.
Organizations on all sides of the political spectrum can be targeted.
Gab, a social media platform dominated by the Right and Alt-Right, was targeted, and so was Liker, which appears to be a more Leftist social media platform, especially when they characterized their own hack incident as being a…
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WARNING: sensitive content mentioned.
UPDATE — 17 March, 2021: OBB has reached out to Liker to request evidence of why they concluded that the hack on their platform was committed specifically by Trump supporters
Liker.com, a social media site based in North Hollywood, California, claims it was hacked by politically-motivated “Trumpers,” resulting in the platform going completely offline.
This hack comes in the wake of right-wing social media company Parler being booted off the App Store and AWS, resulting in it being down completely and only recently starting to gain back some limited functionality for users…
Imagine you and your friends are planning a protest, but you fear that if the local authorities find out ahead of time, they might try to stop you. How do you prevent the authorities from discovering what your plans are?
Your friends live too far away from each other for you to hold an in-person meeting, and the COVID-19 lockdowns also make such physical meetings illegal. You have to send messages to each other, but you suspect the police are monitoring your Internet connections and your phone conversations.
How can you and your friends communicate privately so that your protest…
Regardless of your political beliefs, basic cybersecurity practices are essential. Choose strong passwords (the longer and more diverse the characters, the better!). Manage your passwords well using a password manager so you don’t forget all of them (many modern browsers have this feature built into them already). If you suspect malicious actors may have compromised an online account of yours, changing your password and logging-out of all other sessions can help.
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