Pi-hole recently released an update that tells Firefox to bypass DoH, and this might be undesirable. I have the solution! Firefox basically checks for specific DNS records, and if found, will disable DNS over HTTPS. This can be useful if… Read More »Force Firefox to use DoH (DNS over HTTPS) with Pi-hole
While VPN’s are great for virtual private networks (hence the name), it is often overkill if you just want to bypass a firewall or get an encrypted tunnel to protect yourself from snooping (e.g. on public Wi-Fi). More often than… Read More »Using an SSH tunnel to bypass firewalls and protecting yourself from snooping
On my previous post I shared how to get Google Play Store apps without Google, and a fourth method is of course to check if the developer or publisher has an official alternative download method. Signal provides a Google Play… Read More »Signal Private Messenger without Google? Yes!
You might be running an OpenVPN server and found that your IPv6 clients get their IP leaked. I have a quick fix! The problem If your client machine has IPv4 only, you won’t notice any problems. But if your client… Read More »Quickly kill IPv6 leaks on your OpenVPN server
You might have heard of LineageOS (formerly CyanogenMod), but did you know about microG? Read on! The issue with Android and Google As you probably know, getting an Android phone these days means getting a phone full of Google services,… Read More »Android without Google: LineageOS for microG
SMS 2FA: Two Factor Authentication by SMS.In many cases, it’s better to not have 2FA than SMS 2FA. As a rule of thumb, don’t ever hand out your mobile number to sites. The problem with SMS authentication SMS authentication is… Read More »SMS 2FA is often less secure than no 2FA
Uh oh… I don’t like this! Remember how I said Matomo is great? Well it is, and I still recommend it! And I loved how Matomo respects the Do-Not-Track header from your browser… but what I don’t like is its… Read More »Quick update on Matomo and Do-Not-Track
I thought the PayPal donation button looks ugly and I think there were some privacy issues with it, too. So today I’ve set up Liberapay and Ko-fi as alternatives. The fun thing is that in the end, I’ll be paid… Read More »I got rid of the PayPal donation button