Today computers across the world have been hit by ransomware – notably including the UK’s NHS, and Spanish telco Telefonica. Some initial comments suggested “well, $300 isn’t a very big amount, it’s probably not professionals.” But when you see the scope of this attack, $300 from a lot of those people is a huge amount… Read More $300 ransom? It’s the price of doing business
Don’t panic! Skype’s not going away. But it is transitioning to a new future. Where once it was based around a peer to peer architecture, for various reasons – explained in this article on Ars Technica – that’s not entirely practical in future. When it first appeared, one of the great benefits of Skype was… Read More A farewell to Skype
My first piece for Ars Technica has just been published, looking at how to set up a VoIP system for your home. I’ll write more here about the Vigor BX I played with, but meantime read the piece here: arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2016/07/how-to-set-up-voip-at-home.
Much has been said in the media about the recent attack on TalkTalk, and the worries that many people have about whether or not their bank accounts might be at risk. That’s a legitimate worry, made worse by the confusing information that the company has given, first appearing to suggest that pretty much everything on… Read More Let’s TalkTalk about privacy and censorship
In my recent series at The Register, I’ve explained how you can set up a mail server with spam and virus filtering, using OpenBSD, Postfix and Amavisd. The configuration I’ve used is, at heart, one that I’ve run for a very long time myself, based on an original tutorial by Scott Vintinner. The tutorial is… Read More Using Postscreen to filter out connections on your mail server
Over on The Register, I’ve been doing a series of articles about setting up your own email server with spam and virus filtering. You can find them here: part 1, part 2, part 3. In the third part, I show how to set up a basic Amavis configuration, which is a spam filter that calls… Read More Setting up Amavisd to run chroot on OpenBSD
Since I’ve had it, my Roku 2XS has generally been very stable; I can use it for hours a day watching Netflix, in high definition, without any problems. For the last ten days, however, it’s been nothing but trouble, Netflix support has been useless, and I’ve had to resort to spending the evening watching old… Read More Netflix on Roku – is it hanging for you?