Category Archives: WWW

Do not use Domeny.pl

For .net domain renewal they charge about £16 a year where the competition charges 50% less on average.
But the most ridiculous thing is that if you want to transfer your domain elsewhere they invoice you for about £20 to get AuthInfo (competition do not charge at all or charge 70% less). Very poor practices that apparently make them rich. This supposed to be tailor for poor polish market.

1e100.net

Probably you have notices a lot of connections to multiple hosts in this domain 1e100.net
This is the explanation:

1e100.net is a Google-owned domain name used to identify the servers in our network.

Following standard industry practice, we make sure each IP address has a corresponding hostname. In October 2009, we started using a single domain name to identify our servers across all Google products, rather than use different product domains such as youtube.com, blogger.com, and google.com. We did this for two reasons: first, to keep things simpler, and second, to proactively improve security by protecting against potential threats such as cross-site scripting attacks.

Most typical Internet users will never see 1e100.net, but we picked a Googley name for it just in case (1e100 is scientific notation for 1 googol).

It is Google Safebrowsing feature.
This feature is checking sites and tell you if that site is “Attack Site”

Internet Explorer 6-11 with a hole

Not that long after heartbleed hole in OpenSSL has been announced another major vulnerability has been discovered this time in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer from old version 6 to the latest 11.
To defend yourself you have to enable Enhanced Protected Mode following these steps:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/2963983.aspx
For the last 6 months I have noticed that our antivirus was unable to defend the users against adware that installs itself via web browser. Basically IMHO the best antivirus for Windows was quite about these threats. Only after Malwarebytes scan we could see how many rogue things are hiding.

Tor Browser

For some sense of anonymity on the Web please use Tor Browser.
To install it you need Tor Browser which can be obtained only by downloading Tor Browser Bundle.
You won’t find it in any available GNU/Linux repository.

wget --inet4-only https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/3.6.6/tor-browser-linux64-3.6.6_en-US.tar.xz
wget --inet4-only https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/3.6.6/tor-browser-linux64-3.6.6_en-US.tar.xz.asc

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0x416F061063FEE659
gpg --verify signature-file.asc software-package.tar.xz
gpg --fingerprint 0x416F061063FEE659

GPG should display “Good signature”.

Now you should unpack it and run it. Set up relay so the network can run faster and be more anonymous.