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'Split-Brain DNS' for Internal HTTPS with Let's Encrypt

Introduction In this previous post, I showed how to connect to a Unifi router with HTTPS, effectively ridding you of the tedious words, “Your connection is not private.” However, the method shown in that post directs your connection to an external DNS server (e.g., CloudFlare) in order to resolve your Unifi router. This adds some latency by requiring your traffic to flow out and in rather than staying local. Additionally, it requires opening some ports externally....

May 13, 2022 · 10 min · Robert D. White
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Run Graylog with Docker Compose on Unraid

Introduction Logging and traffic monitoring are of utmost importance in information security. Having searchable stored logs can allow visibility into a variety of critical activities related to a data breach. For example, individual computer event logs can provide insight into an attacker’s lateral movement within an environment. Active Directory authentication logs can provide more detail into this lateral movement and even help to establish a timeline of this movement. Firewall logs can provide insight into an attacker’s first contact or the first time an attacker utilized a particular command or control domain....

March 27, 2022 · 7 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
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How to Access Twitter Without an Account, Anonymously

Interestingly, after my previous post describing how to route Docker containers through VPN on Unraid, I received a substantial lot of questions via email about my hints at accessing Twitter anonymously. This post is my response to those questions, and I will describe my workflow to access Twitter feeds anonymously, without an account. This post will assume you have read my post on how to route Docker containers through VPN on Unraid or that you already know how to accomplish this....

November 19, 2021 · 4 min · Robert D. White
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How to Route Any Docker Container Through VPN in Unraid

Today’s post will cover how you can route any Docker container through a VPN. There are many reasons you might want to route a Docker container through a VPN. Some common considerations are privacy, anonymity, and security. I always recommend a VPN provider that values privacy, and in your search, you should consider providers that do not keep access logs that can be tied back to you (I use Private Internet Access [PIA])....

November 17, 2021 · 4 min · Robert D. White