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Podcast Episode 001 – Protest Security

In this live stream, I discuss an article from eff.org on Protest Security – or in other words, how to protect yourself and your devices in a protest situation. These tips are also really good to have in mind for travelling, or when spending time in any sort of large public area – conferences, theme parks, etc. Podcast: Play in …

Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi

Update/Release notes: *** Updated 4/25/2019 – Updated Step 18 to use OpenJDK-8 instead of Oracle’s Java 8. *** Updated 8/15/2019 – Ran through this entire setup – no problems – still working great! *** Updated 12/2/2019 – Added a step to re-import renewed Let’s Encrypt certificates into UniFi (daily cron job) This is the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi.  In …

UniFi Controller Installation on Vultr

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- Vultr is a great hosting platform that is very similar to Digital Ocean.  I have heard a lot of really good reviews from folks who use Vultr for their production systems, so I …

Long Range Dead Drop

This was a fun project.  I recently ran across a YouTube video from a channel that I really like – the Cyber Weapons Lab, aka Null Byte.  In this video, they discuss how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a dead drop using a downloadable Raspberry Pi image called PirateBox.  A dead drop, in espionage terms is a method …

Solar Powered WiFi Part 3 – Companion Guide

This companion guide contains a detailed diagram as well as a parts list for everything that I used in my Solar Powered WiFi Part 3 video on YouTube. Wiring Diagram Parts List Renogy 100W 12V Monocrystalline solar panel:  http://geni.us/I4UObxA Renogy pole mounting bracket:  http://geni.us/eadR0 Altelix Pole Mount NEMA enclosure 14x11x5:  http://geni.us/2HUSO 12V deep cycle battery:  Buy locally! 12 Gauge Fuses: …

Let’s Encrypt UniFi

How To Install a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on UniFi *** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- Let’s Encrypt allows you to have a FREE signed SSL certificate on your UniFi Controller without having to spend any money.  When done …

Secure UniFi Controller

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———-

UniFi Video User Guide

UniFi Video User Guide

To log into UniFi Video, you will need the IP address (example: 192.168.1.100) or Fully Qualified Domain Name (aka FQDN, example:  cameras.companyname.com).   Open up Google Chrome and enter in the following: https://[IP or FQDN]:7443 For example, if your IP address is 192.168.1.100, you would use: https://192.168.1.100:7443 If your FQDN is cameras.companyname.com, you would use: https://cameras.companyname.com:7443 ***NOTE:  The IP address …

15 Minute Hosted UniFi Controller Setup

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- UniFi is a spectacular networking platform – typically, the controller is on the LAN, but it can really be hosted anywhere. This guide will show you how to set up a Digital Ocean …

Send Telemarketers to Hell

Send Telemarketers to Hell

Telemarketers are the Devil! We all know the pain that comes from picking up the phone to hear a telemarketer reading off of a script trying to sell you something.  FreePBX allows you to block telemarketers by including a Blacklist module that can redirect blacklisted caller ID’s to a pre-set destination such as Lenny.  The problem with the Blacklist module …