@vultr, SSH tunneling & jump host

I’ve got a few @vultr instances that have Squid listening for connections that I also use to tunnel through my local machine’s HTTP/HTTPS traffic. In the example config below, Piscataway is the “jump host” to Frankfurt & Tokyo Remember to modify the “username”, “ip address” & “port” values accordingly. Also, I’m assuming you already have […]

WordPress Security Tips 2019

Before you install the latest and greatest hyped WordPress security plugin out there, first, do some basic inventory of what lives in the DocumentRoot – depending on your setup, there may be several of these locations. Manually examine them closely using a shell or file browser. Setup a @vultr VPS for $6/month and utilize the […]

Remittance & eLoad/pasaload

Our favorite websites offering remittance & eLoad/pasaload services for loved ones in the Philippines. remitly.com xoom.com smartpinoyload.com webloading.globelabs.com.ph morbie.com smart.com.ph globe.com.ph For an added layer of security, use 2-Factor Auth if the service supports it. Touch/Face-ID support is also available for most recent iOS devices.

troubleshooting Apache 2.4.x/mod_dav issues

Resolving issues when you encounter 401 (auth) or 403 (forbidden) related errors is relatively easy. Tailing log files and looking at directory/file permissions from the console is the starting point. But what happens when you encounter what is called an “500 – Internal Server Error”? It turns out, there are multiple levels of logging available […]

OpenSSL 1.1.x & TLS 1.3

Looking under the hood, it looks like OpenSSL 1.1.1a is the default install on FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE base. We use Squid 4.4 & Apache 2.4.37 both of which had to be recompiled. Just a few notes if you share a similar configuration: build /usr/ports/security/openssl111/ or use pkg Once all modifications are finalized, restart Apache and fire […]

Alaska – The Last Frontier

Danskoya (Norway), Hokkaido (Japan) and Alaska (USA) are three places I’d like to visit someday with my wife & kids. The serenity, blistering cold, vast spaces of wilderness, tributaries of flowing rivers & lakes, majestic coastlines, the rich history of local natives are just some of the reasons why I am drawn to these remote […]

Bootable USB Drives with Rufus

written by Pete Batard, this neat tool helps you create bootable USB drives of various types of operating systems. It supports .img and .iso source files just to name a few. The software is free & open-source and can be downloaded from https://rufus.ie/ At Danskoya.com, we utilize Rufus to create & maintain bootdisks for Windows […]

WebRTC in Firefox & Chrome

If you don’t need WebRTC, you can disable it: In Firefox, type about:config in the URL bar then search for media.peerconnection.enabled, highlight it then right-click and select Toggle to set the Value to false In Chrome, install the WebRTC Leak Prevent plugin by Aaron Horler and set the IP-handling policy to Disable non-proxied UDP (force […]