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My Encrypted Matrix Server with Docker-Compose

Overview In this post, I will detail how I run my Matrix Server with Docker-Compose, how I use my Matrix Server as an encrypted notifications hub, and how I federate my Matrix Server over a Cloudflare tunnel (using Cloudflare’s Zero Trust interface). Short Cybersecurity Note Matrix Servers can be a part of your cybersecurity stack in your homelab or business. The component pertinent to cybersecurity related to Matrix Servers is encryption....

April 16, 2023 · 13 min · Robert D. White
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Policy Based Routing with Unifi, PIA, and pfSense: How I Route My IoT External Traffic through PIA VPN

Introduction In this post, I will show you how to use policy-based routing in Unifi to route specific traffic through a VPN client (I use Private Internet Access) on pfSense. This setup allows you to retain complete control of your devices and subnets via Unifi’s Network app while taking advantage of pfSense’s ability to host a VPN client. With this setup, I am getting my full ISP speeds on devices using a VPN for encryption....

November 7, 2022 · 6 min · Robert D. White
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How to Use pfSense and Unifi to Anonymize and Encrypt VLAN Tagged Traffic

#UPDATE 11/05/2022 Original post date: 2021-04-05 This update contains specific configuration options to use 4096 bit RSA keys, SHA256 Auth digest algorithm, and AES256 encryption. The original post used the default key length of 2048 from PIA, SHA1, and allowed for AES128. Throughout the post, I will tag updated information with #Update. Introduction This post aims to show you how to use pfSense within a Unifi network behind a Unifi Gateway [in my case, the gateway is the Unifi Dream Machine Pro (hereafter referred to as UDMP)]....

November 5, 2022 · 11 min · Robert D. White
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Tails OS with Encrypted Persistence on Unraid as a VM

This post will show you how to run Tails OS as a VM with the Persistence feature enabled. Running Tails as a VM is not recommended generally as it defeats many of the security features in Tails. For example, virtualization requires that you trust the hypervisor host, as the hypervisor has extra privileges over a VM that can reduce security and privacy of the VM. I recommend reading Tails’s official documentation about virtualization considerations before continuing: https://tails....

January 24, 2022 · 5 min · Robert D. White