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