Overclocking RaspberryPi
17 Dec

Overclocking RaspberryPi

By default the processor in the Raspberry Pi runs at 700MHz, but it can be overclocked without voiding your warranty. Basically a processor is designed to do one job at time, be it retrieving something from RAM or adding to numbers together, its limited to one task. But when we’re using them the idea of […]

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A Linux Security Checklist
16 Dec

A Linux Security Checklist

I recently came across this article about securing yourself on a Linux machine – Security Checklist for Linux System. It’s equally true about Windows users as well: Keep the system updated with latest security patches Keep yourself updated with latest vulnerabilities through mailing lists, forums etc. Stop and disable unwanted services Use SUDO to limit […]

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From CMS To HTML
08 Dec

From CMS To HTML

As your can see for yourself I’ve rebuilt the site, again. I’ve code named this new iteration Alpe d’Huez, but it’s really version 8. So NxFIFTEEN Alpe d’Huez, what’s the point? I’ve washed my hands of CMS installations. I started blogging almost from day one and used WordPress 1.0 then at some point switched to […]

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TrueCrypt
29 Nov

TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt is dead, long live TrueCrypt. In a move that shocked everyone on the internet TrueCrypt was taken down on May 28th 2014 and the official TrueCrypt website, truecrypt.org, began redirecting users to a page warning the software contained unfixed security issues. This announcement caused a great amount of panic and speculation about one of […]

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DynPi My Portable XBMC Device
03 Sep

DynPi My Portable XBMC Device

Almost all commercial media boxes, such as the AppleTV 2, have no internal storage. I want to build a fully portable, internet non-dependant media centre. As with all things the first step is a plan! This is a new project I’m working on, so I wanted to share it with you as its going along […]

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Run You Own Certificate Authority

Run You Own Certificate Authority

July 29 , 2014

I’ve wanted to write an article on how I became my own certificate authority for some time, but while doing some research on it I came across an article by CyberPunk that fill the gap I wanted to fill. So Instead I will just leave this link here.

http://n0where.net/certificate-authority

Install Oracle Java JDK or JRE 8u11
18 Jul

Install Oracle Java JDK or JRE 8u11

I do not format my desktop PC very often, I reinstall my laptop three or four times a month but not my primary machine. With almost every clean installation I have to lookup how to install Oracle’s Java instead of using the pre installed version OpenJDK. Since I search for it so often I thought […]

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OpenPGP: How I Sign Keys
11 May

OpenPGP: How I Sign Keys

Signing is a very personal thing. You are telling the world you believe a key belongs to the person who is claiming it. The value of a web of trust comes from the fact you are willing to put your reputation behind this assertion. Everyone will treat signing differently. Some may feel bumping into someone […]

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OpenPGP: My Keys
03 May

OpenPGP: My Keys

Its May again and the sun has finally made an appearance. With summer comes the regular spring clearing and it seems as good a time as any to update my public encryption keys. My previous keys were cryptographically less secure, 2048-bit compared to 4096-bits. I have also learnt allot more about best practices when managing […]

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OpenPGP: How does PGP work?
03 May

OpenPGP: How does PGP work?

How does it work The magic, and I call it magic because I freely admit I do not have the mathematical background to explain it better, of this system is that if you encrypt something using the Public-key only the Private-key can decrypt it and vice versa. So there is no way for someone holding […]

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OpenPGP: How do I create a OpenPGP Key?
03 May

OpenPGP: How do I create a OpenPGP Key?

Creating a Secured Key When you build a PGP key you going to start using that key to verify your identity, so like all other forms of identification you have to protect it. Unfortunately to make PGP usable you cant permanently store you private keys locked in a safe, you actually need a copy of […]

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OpenPGP: Encryption should be easier than this
02 May

OpenPGP: Encryption should be easier than this

Why I Digitally Sign My E-Mail Most e-mails I send are digitally signed using a process called “Pretty Good Privacy”, commonly referred to as PGP or GnuPG. PGP has been around since 1991 yet still is not commonly supported by the majority of email clients, at least in the Microsoft echo system, or webmail applications […]

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