Working from Home : Managed Colocation

Colocation

Got back into colocation because The Satellite Internet Out here in the Country Sucks!

The service is Horrible! No static IP; No hosting. The few wireless providers are expensive and the only other company I would of liked to try has me in a blind spot from their towers.

I had a few people ask me about websites/making apps and the wife wanted to test some code and the only way to get a server going was to setup a raspberry pi at grandmas in the city and vpn but I needed more power.  I needed to get back into colocation.

I like using my own hardware that way I know what I am dealing with.  I also like going in to a facility with good security and having that badge and key to open up the server locker.  I get a power plug and a cat 6 cable or choice of fiber.

I provide the switch and servers.  Forced to lease half a rack around 21u’s of space.

Its one of them things you got to make it work to make money.

Because if you aint going to make money then there is no reason to even get a colocation space.

Possibilities are endless if you got a plan.  My plan was to shove like 50 raspberry pis, a few towers running ubuntu and host some apps for people 😀

@lithia-Rigotech

~ to be continued…

False Sense of Security

There is No Real Security and your feelings of confidence and safety should go out the window with what I am about to say.

–> the Current TECH out there IS NOT SAFE and NEVER WILL BE! <–

script kiddieWe are in the age where kids are growing up with a computer and phone in their hand. Don’t even look up anymore when walking. They just keep their face down onto the screen keeping up-to-date with what their social network is doing.

Its not like when we were younger and our parents had no Idea what a computer was.

Data Security

hacker tools

There are kids talking to other kids in school and rushing home to get on the computer to network, play games, and horde loads of crap playing hacker.

The tools are just out there if you know where to look for them and this is where the problem lies and why you really need to think about your Data-Security.

 

Intel Vulnerabilities
Meltdown and Spectre

intel hack
With a few scripts of code being modified on a daily basis now by script kiddies there will be variants of these attacks popping up for a while.

The attacks allow a hacker to read memory at the kernel level  and the functions of apps on a computer.

Passwords, photos, documents anything you consider private-data every phone, computer, tablet, and IOT Device.

Anything that has a internet connection with a intel based chipset is now vulnerable and can be accessed by the attacker.

What can be done about it?

If you know a IT consultant or Tech ask them about intrusion detection with Honey Pots for your network.

You usually don’t find out your compromised because of the deletion of logs and tools used by the attacker to cover their tracks but you can always find out if the attacker is on the network with an IDS(Intrusion Detection System).

An attacker usually gains access through an email attachment or vulnerability with the system or networked device due to lack of software patching. Why its very important you stay up to date.Anonymous Time

This is why you need a Tech to monitor your network and keep it updated.

Don’t get caught with your pants down hire some one.

 

Geeking out with Bots and IRC

I remember jumping on IRC with a program called mIRC, my windows98 getting attacked by script kiddies doing Denial of Service Attacks, and getting my computer kicked off my 56k internet connection.

I lost count of how many times I would need to reinstall windows because of these IRC Gangstas and their bots.

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Suffering from a bit of nostalgia I decided to use my 5 year old’s Pi Cluster to run a bot and IRC daemon here at the Farm to see if I can use the chat rooms to monitor other app stats.

I got the wireless going far enough I could get a few of my rural neighbors in on the chat . If anyone was this techie around here.

ultimate starter pi cluster
I call her the Tesseract

Maybe I could even setup an alert station and send them weather alerts to their computers or phones logged in to the network 😀

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ultimate starter pi clusterMoments later I had a simple egg.conf going and my bot in a channel.
Blast from the PAst!

 

ultimate starter pi cluster
I gave my bot operator status and now the empty room sits 😀 until i figure out what else to do with it 😀

***  more bot stuff coming soon!

Top 3 Best Free Data Recovery Software Of 2018

Data Recovery is the most important thing any office or end user needs to think about when entering important data into the computer whether its pictures, videos, or documents.  If your life depends on it you want the Data Secure.

But there will always be that one day where Your computer hard drive crashes and no longer boots.  This is when you need good Data Recovery Software.

#1   System Rescue CD

#2   Recuva

#3   PhotoRec

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Network-Wide Ad and Website Blocking

Blocking websites has never been so easy

Having a 5 year old brought up with computers asking on how he can automate something every 5 seconds trying to program already has me looking through his history and blocking websites.

Skipping on his homework to to look at game reviews through YouTube with lots of bad language.  All them videos needed to go.

Then there was Snippets of Code  which were good and some Code he was running that was crashing all the computers in the house.

Network Security

DNS Services with the  use of a router would add a monthly fee which we didn’t need. Setting up a proxy or dns server fined tuned with stats from scratch was gonna take me a bit.

I found Pi-Hole.
Network-wide ad and website blocking via your own Linux hardware
A black hole for Internet advertisements

No client-side software required

 

 

 

 

Installing Pi-Hole was very easy.  You just need to open up a terminal window and type this in :

sudo curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

I could of installed it on a virtual but i had a
Raspberry Pi Zero-W laying around that was just perfect.