How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following:

If you use Linux, . . . → Read More: How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

If you surf the internet using Firefox web browser at night, you will find the white background and dark text too bright for the eyes. To change the background to black and light text, use the Dark Background and Light Text 0.5.5 add-on in Firefox.

Add-on is available in Firefox and it’s source code at . . . → Read More: Dark background and light text firefox add-ons good for night mode

How to obtain WLAN traffic statistics using Gkrellm

How to obtain WLAN traffic statistics using Gkrellm

Gkrellm is a powerful system monitor utility on Linux systems. If you need to obtain CPU temperatures, disk I/O, network traffic incoming and outgoing statistics (daily, weekly or monthly), then this is the right choice.

To gather a sizeable amount of WLAN traffic count, you need to . . . → Read More: How to obtain WLAN traffic statistics using Gkrellm

How to watch the internet connections established by devices on OpenWRT router real-time with iftop

We all want to know to which internet connections our devices connect to. One of the best ways to do that, is use iftop.

Install the iftop package in OpenWRT on the router itself to enable it to be used to monitor these network connections.

To do so, open a terminal window on your computer . . . → Read More: How to watch the internet connections established by devices on OpenWRT router real-time with iftop

How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

My objective was to create an image map of a slide I created using LibreOffice Impress. See this link for the result. Here is how I went about it:

Create a presentation or flow diagram with the shapes you want, in LibreOffice Impress. Save the presentation as an ODP file, which is the default LibreOffice . . . → Read More: How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

Firefox on Android

After a long time, finally Firefox works very well on Android. Download it from the Google Playstore. Make sure you also get the following add-ons: 1. Adblock Plus (blocks ads while surfing) 2. Ghostery (Blocks cookies, trackers) 3. Clean Quit (Quits after deleting cookies etc)

If you do attend any online education courses or webinars, . . . → Read More: Firefox on Android

Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs

As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old . . . → Read More: Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

View Brighttalk Webinars on Android phone

If you constantly use Brighttalk (https://www.brighttalk.com) to educate yourself or attend Webinars they host, you can now view those on your Android phone. Use the Chrome browser or the new Brighttalk mobile app from the Google Play Store.

netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

Upon starting Firefox and web browsing, when I perform a netstat -tuape, I find a network connection opened and shut down which points to a server *.clients.your-server.de.

Upon further investigation with $ sudo netstat -tuape <enter>

it was found that this shows up each time I start up Firefox and enter a URL to visit. . . . → Read More: netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

DuckDuckGo.com search engine – reduce privacy concerns

If you have concerns about your privacy when using http://www.google.com, you can use http://www.duckduckgo.com or even https://www.duckduckgo.com. The main difference here is that duckduckgo.com does not track you while you search using their site.

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