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Category Archives: Security

ProXPN OpenVPN Addresses

by atc on September 1, 2013, no comments

I’m a ProXPN user but found it difficult to determine what the OpenVPN hostnames/IP addresses I should use for the various locations across the world. Thankfully their quick support enumerated them: Dallas: 107.6.100.3 NY: 173.231.141.114 NL: 213.179.208.131 UK: 78.157.207.131 LA: 64.27.29.67 Seattle: 216.18.231.179 Singapore: 223.27.170.51 Perhaps that’ll help others.

Server Backup with Spider Oak

by atc on August 12, 2012, one comment

I’m a SpiderOak fan. It’s secure, easy and well documented. Some really good traits. Their support is fantastic too. After using it on my Laptop, I thought I’d start using it for my Debian server’s backup. It makes sense to use something that bundles encryption and zero-knowledge to satisfy offsite backup. The same client you […]

Drive Encryption for the Layman

by atc on June 28, 2012, no comments

I had the need to consider encryption of a flash drive for various reasons. Hell, you could justify it under “don’t be stupid” if you’d like. Having not really ventured into this arena before, I thought I’d write down the step-by-step-guide for anyone who just wants security without thinking about it. The steps Optional step […]