Tunnel DNS through ssh -D socks proxy | When using ssh -D to setup a socks proxy, DNS queries and DNS traffic are not sent through the ssh tunnel. However, with Firefox a config change can be made to send DNS traffic through the ssh tunnel. Here’s how it works! First, establish an ssh proxy: $ ssh -D 9000 user@host Then in Firefox,
Transmission Blocklist URL | The bittorrent client Transmission has the ability to subscribe to a P2P blocklist. There are many blocklist URLs out there. I’ll show you one that works well. The following blocklist URL is an excellent choice: Site: http://www.iblocklist.com/list.php?list=bt_level1 Example Update URL: http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=bt_level1&fileformat=p2p&archiveformat=gz In Transmission, paste this Update URL into the Preferences under Privacy. Click Update and
Privacy Search Engine | Privacy and the internet is a hot topic, especially in regards to search engines. There are, however, a few alternatives available that can be used for more privacy in searching or as an all around replacement for your current home page. For an alternative to Google or Bing, there are a couple of search engines
Privacy Inspector – Android | There is a great free Android app called Privacy Inspector which scans your apps to find out what they are doing with your phone’s information. Most of this sort of info is collected and sold to advertisers. In this example, I’ll scan the Engadget app to see what information it is snooping from my phone.
How To Strip EXIF Data | How can I strip EXIF, GPS, and other metadata from photos in Linux? Using a single command from the wonderful ImageMagick, you can strip all of that personal data from your photos before posting them to the web. First, install ImageMagick: sudo apt-get install imagemagick Then simply run this command below. Note: *.jpg will strip