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 …

Let’s Encrypt UniFi

How To Install a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on UniFi Let’s Encrypt allows you to have a FREE signed SSL certificate on your UniFi Controller without having to spend any money.  When done correctly, the Let’s Encrypt certificate will continuously renew, and you will no longer have any security warnings in the browser bugging you about insecure HTTPS. This article …

HOW TO: Install Webmin on FreePBX

Webmin is a super useful tool for administering Linux, however due to security concerns, it doesn’t come installed on FreePBX by default. While Webmin is considered to be a security risk, it really is only a risk if it is open to the outside world. So, if your FreePBX is behind a firewall, and you aren’t port forwarding TCP 10,000, …

Think Twice Before Switching to Hosted VoIP

I read an article called ‘Why Hosted VoIP Makes Sense for SMBs,’ and while I do believe hosted VoIP is a viable solution eventually, there are some major barriers to overcome before I would say that it makes sense.  I get asked about hosted VoIP pretty often, and I tell people that I can’t in good conscience recommend it if …