How To Make Internet Faster With 1.1.1.1 Privacy DNS Server

Cloudflare, a very well-known company launched 1.1.1.1, world’s fastest and privacy-focused secure DNS service that not only speeds up your internet connection but also makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history. Cloudflare public DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 (as alternate DNS server for redundancy), support both DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS to ensure maximum privacy.

Privacy is another major highlight. Cloudflare doesn’t just promise that it won’t use your browsing data to serve ads; it commits that it will never write the querying IP address (yours) to disk. Any logs that do exist will be deleted within 24 hours. And these claims aren’t just reassuring words on a website. Cloudflare has retained KPMG to audit its practices annually and produce a public report to confirm the company is delivering on its promises.

The 1.1.1.1 website has some setup guidance, with simple tutorials covering Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and routers. These are very generic – you get one set of instructions for all versions of Windows, for instance – but there are some pluses (IPv6 as well as IPv4 details) and you should be able to figure it out. Additionally, mobile users can use WARP which secures all of the phone’s internet traffic.

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Linux distributions in Day-to-Day Life

There are a few terms that may confuse Linux beginners. The first thing is its name, Linux vs GNU/Linux, the term Linux refers to the Linux kernel only. In reality many users refer to Linux as the operating system as a whole, the kernel plus libraries and tools. Also the term Linux is used to include all the programs that run on Linux, or that are available for this great operating system.
Furthermore, the description GNU/Linux needs understanding. Linux distributions with this name prefix are fleshed out with GNU implementations of the system tools and programs. One such example is Debian GNU/Linux. The GNU project goes back to the initiative of Richard M. Stallman and his dream to develop a free UNIX system. Based on his experiences at MIT and the collaboration with other colleagues he choose to use free software that was already available to rewrite the tools he needed. This included the TeX typesetting system as well as X11 window system. He published the rewritten tools under the GPL license whenever possible to make his work available freely to everyone who was interested in it.

Popular Linux Distributions
Popular Linux Distributions

A Linux distribution is a collection of software packages that fit together. A distribution is maintained by a team of software developers. Each member of the team focuses on a different package of the distribution. Together as a team they ensure that the single software packages are up-to-date and do not conflict with the other packages of the same release of the distribution.
As of 2019 for Debian GNU/Linux 10, the distribution includes over 13,370 new packages, for a total of over 57,703 packages. A repository is a directory of packages with a certain purpose. Debian GNU/Linux sorts its packages according to the development state. The official repository is named stable and reflects the current release of stable packages. The other repositories are named testing and unstable, and work in the same way but do not count as official packages.
Typically a Linux distribution comprises of packages for a Linux kernel, a boot loader, GNU tools and libraries, a graphical desktop environment with a windows environment, as well as additional software like a web browser, an email client, databases and documentation. The software is provided in two ways; as the source code and as the compiled binary packages. This allows you to understand how the software is designed, to study it and to adjust it according to your personal needs.

Depending on the focus of the Linux distribution, it also contains packages for a specific purpose like network or forensic tools, scientific software for educational purposes, and multimedia applications.

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How to make Firefox an essential tool for OSINT

Before start reading this blog post, and gain serious interests in extra privacy tweaks on Firefox. Many related addon’s & tweaks in this post are already mentioned in my older post about tweaks that will enhance your privacy on internet with Firefox.

Okey! What is OSINT? Right?!

OSINT is defined by wikipedia as:

“Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources); it is not related to open-source software or public intelligence.” (source)

So let’s summon this as simple as possible, basically anything you can find on the internet. The key point for me about OSINT is that it only relates to information you can find for free. Having to pay to get access to information such as an API or raw data isn’t really OSINT material. I’m not saying that’s wrong or should be a reason not to use data from paid sources, it’s just not really OSINT in its trust form. Clear?! Let’s carry on!

The most vital application for the search methods that must be conducted  is within a web browser. Most Windows users settle for Internet Explorer or Edge, well. I do not recommend using those browsers for OSINT analysis. The Firefox browser has enhanced security and a feature called “add-ons” or “extensions”. These are small applications that work within the browser that perform a specific function. They will make searching and documentation much easier. I also use, and encourage others to use, the Chrome web browser when necessary. However, many of the extensions that I need are only compatible with Firefox. The following instructions apply to any versions of Firefox, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Memory Footprint of Processes

The amount of memory your system needs depends on the memory
requirements of the programs you run. Do you want to know how
to figure that out? It’s not as simple as adding up the amount of
memory used by each process individually, because some of that
memory can be shared. Read on to learn the details below.

One thing you should know about /proc/meminfo: This is not a real file. Instead /pro/meminfo is a virtual file that contains real-time, dynamic information about the system.

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Refreshing the /boot

Every three months once kernel team releasing new stable kernel which comes with new features, Improved Hardware & System Performance. At least monthly once we will get kernel patch/update from operating system for varies fix. For best practices, i would advice users to install all the updates regularly to make the system up and running without any issue.

And /boot partition sometimes needs a bit of that attention. If you enable automatic
updates, it will fill up with old kernels that you’ll probably never need. It also will stop
you from running dnf (Dandified Packaging Tool) to install or remove anything. If you find yourself in this
situation, you can use rpm to get around it. RPM is the higher-level package manager
in Red-Hat-based distributions, and it’s very useful when dnf has “broken”.

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Tail: End of file revealed

Tail is a core application of Unix-based systems, designed to read the end of text files. It can also be used for something else called piped-data too, but we’ll touch on that later (let’s not complicate things just yet!).
Although “reading the end of a file” sounds pretty self-explanatory, tail is a chief tool in any expert’s arsenal, with many practical uses we’ll explore along the way.

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Playing Grand Theft Auto V (Steam) on Linux without struggle

Howdy Linux gamer’s, since the release of Steam Play in Augustus playing Windows triple-A games on Linux became simplicity. Except for GTA5, getting it working on Steam it isnt that easy, lots of tweaking is required as seen in this GTA 5’s compatibility list.

Linux Gaming in growing

Well for those who still did not gave up the hope, here’s a tutorial for getting GTA5 fully playable on your beloved Linux distro. because it works perfectly on mine Fedora!

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Detect malicious traffic with MalTrail in Linux

Maltrail is a malicious traffic detection system, utilizing publicly available (black)lists containing malicious and/or generally suspicious trails, along with static trails compiled from various AV reports and custom user defined lists, where trail can be anything from domain name, URL, IP address or HTTP User-Agent header value (e.g. sqlmap for automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool). Also, it uses (optional) advanced heuristic mechanisms that can help in discovery of unknown threats (e.g. new malware).
Features

  • Uses multiple public blacklists (alientvault, autoshun, badips, sblam etc)
  • Has extensive static trails for identification (domain names, URLs, IPaddresses or User-Agent values)
  • Optional heuristic mechanisms for detection of unknown threats
  • Based on Traffic -> Sensor <-> Server <-> Client Architecture
  • Web reporting interface

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Build a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Linux

Virtualization is almost as old as our beloved integrated silicon chips.
At the beginning of the 1960s, there had been two major computing issues.
First, many individual mainframe models were bespoke, so incompatible.
The other stumbling block was that as integrated processors became more powerful, institutions wanted to implement flexible “timesharing” between multiple users.

VirtualBox 5.2 on Fedora

IBM dismissed this multi-user batch processing was definitely the future! But in 1963, it lost a large MIT contract to General Electric. Realising its huge mistake, IBM developed the general purpose S/360 architecture, which could be implemented on a wide range of compatible systems. In 1965, IBM released the S/360-76, the world’s first mainframe to support virtualisation. And the rest is very much history.

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How to protect your privacy by blocking all annoying Spotify ads & analytics in Linux, OSX and Windows with hosts file.

Today I will show you how to easily block the servers hosting Spotify ads on your Linux/Mac or Windows machine with a hosts file. This will allow you to listen all day long on a free account without hearing a single ad + to protect yourself from Spotify selling your private data to highest bidder. This trick is very simple, legal and works great. Spotify may catch on and find some way to stop this from working but, as of today (23 August 2019) it works swimmingly.


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Blocking Ad Server

In order to remove those pesky ads, all we need to do is setup out hosts file to override the DNS for Spotify’s ad servers and redirect that traffic to our local machine. When the traffic hits out local machine the call will fail and the ad will be skipped. Follow the steps below to add the entries needed.

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