Just a quick update from Dan on why he’s been radio silent for a while, what’s going on, and no the show isn’t dead!
Dan returns with part two of episode 51 where he finishes up the topic of burner laptops with some software recommendations to keep yourself safe and private in cyberspace and in meatspace!
- Imzy – Join the community on Imzy!
- Facebook – Or find me on Facebook!
- @bibrarian – Talk to me on Twitter!
- Google+ – Google+ is still alive!
- Or just email me – cyberpunklibrarian (at) protonmail (dot) com
- uBlock Origin – An ad blocker that’s not too hard on your RAM or CPU.
- Privacy Badger – Blocks trackers and advertisements too. From the good folks at the EFF.
- HTTPS Everywhere – Putting the S back on the end of HTTP. Encrypted connections whenever possible.
- NoScript Security Suite – Shut down unnecessary scripts and prevent cross-site scripting and clickjacking.
- DuckDuckGo – Because your search engine shouldn’t follow you around the web.
- DuckDuckGo Bangs – Search everything from one site.
- A Beginner’s Guide to TOR – Getting started with TOR and what it’s all about.
- Another Beginner’s Guide to TOR – Because a little more information won’t hurt.
- TOR Browser – The easiest way to get up and running with TOR.
- DuckDuckGo on TOR – Anonymize further.
- TAILS – When you absolutly, positively need a higher level of invisibility.
- NSA Labels Linux Journal Readers and TOR and TAILS Users as Extremists – Their only crime was curiosity.
Go dark and get deep as Dan walks you through the basics of setting up a burner laptop! In a special, two part episode, we’re going to look at the hardware, network, software, and physical security you’ll need to think about when you’re setting up a laptop you might eventually walk away from. Here in Part One, let’s talk about the hardware, the network, and operational security of the device.
CORRECTION: During the episode I refer to GPS as a two way communication which, as Jason Griffey and John Fink pointed out on Twitter, is wrong. What I was talking about is the communication between GPS and apps that use GPS. The GPS on a smartphone is a receiver, and that’s all it does, receive information. I am so sorry for that error, and I’ll mention this correction in Part Two!
- Acer Aspire One Netbook – My burner of choice
- Acer Aspire One models on eBay – See what’s on offer
- Xubuntu – Lightweight, beautiful Linux
- Install Linux on a Chromebook
- Five Dollar Wrench Cryptanalysis from xkcd
- Snooping on Text by Listening to the Keyboard – Schneier on Security
- A Closer Look at Opera’s Browser VPN – An article on hacks
- PC Magazine’s Review of VPNs – Good place to start looking for services
- Private Internet Access – Not a paid endorsement, because I don’t do those. I’ve literally used them for years and I’ve been happy since I first signed up.
- Bellydance at Ebisu by Ryo Miyashita
- Untitled One (Anoymous Version) by Pollux
- The Northern Lights by Alyiann
- Methamphetamine by Alyiann
- Answering M by Sro
Can you believe it? The show is over three years old and, with fifty episodes on the books, Dan decided to do something special! Join the Cyberpunk Librarian for a look at one the best pieces of cyberpunk art ever created and one of the greatest cyberpunk stories ever crafted.
Kore wa, Kōkaku Kidōtai: Gosuto in za Sheru.
- Can I Stream It – Find out where you can watch or buy Ghost in the Shell online.
- Matrix Revisited – xkcd on how it’s too bad they never made any sequels to The Matrix.
- Can I Stream It – Find out where you can watch or buy The Matrix online.
- Spectrum (Subdiffusion Mix) by Foniqz
- Ecstasy X by Jason Shaw
- Grenfeld by Global Goon
- Dimension by Creo
- Bellydance at Ebisu by Ryo Miyashita
- Making of a Cyborg from the Ghost in the Shell OST by Kenji Kawai
- Lum no Love Song from Urusei Yatsura by Kobayashi Izumi. Performed by Matsutani Yuuko
- Jokyoku from Ranma 1/2 the Movie: Big Trouble in Nekonron China by Kenji Kawai
- No Guts, No Glory (The Adventures of the Galaxy ) by Phil Galdston and John Van Tongeren. Performed by Vito Gesualdi