Surf anonymously using your mobile phone

tor-logoTor, which originally meant ‹ the onion router › is a software that enables Internet traffic to relay round the globe before hitting the target. Thus it enables one to surf the Internet anonymously. Tor prevents websites from tracking you. Recently, a post about Google Maps Tracking made a buzz on Yahoo News.… Read more ➡

Network connection info with lsof

I still recall the line told to me when I started working as a Linux Sysadmin; “in Unix, everything is a file”. This includes socket files as well. Thus, one could use a utility like lsof to get network connection related information from the socket files.… Read more ➡

MTPA leaks 269,146 email addresses

« ti problem » isn’t something new in our country!

Latest to join the crew (breaching privacy) is the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA). It all started with an email that S. Moonesamy (SM) sent on the MIU discussion list.… Read more ➡

Adrenaline

What is it that makes the body get excited?

Adrenaline! A hormone produced by the body in « stressful » moments. These could be fear or extreme joy. Adrenal glands are responsible for producing adrenaline as & when the body requires it.… Read more ➡

mict.gov.mu goes offline

A while ago S. Moonesamy posted on the Mauritius Internet Users discussion list that he cannot access the Mauritius ICT Ministry’s (mict.gov.mu) website. He asked on the mailing list if others were having the problem. On my end, I tested and all pages opened fine.… Read more ➡

Sharepoint misconfiguration, yet again

In my previous articles where I related my observation on the Government of Mauritius Web Portal’s Sharepoint misconfiguration, I mentioned that the Sharepoint product is a robust one but also configuration is meticulous. One has to pay particular attention to the global config file, otherwise unintended data leakage could happen.… Read more ➡

konetou advertising

Recently, a debate sprouted on MIU (Mauritius Internet Users) mailing list about email « advertising campaigns » … It started with SM receiving unsolicited emails from an advertising agency, konetou. He carried an investigation and published his findings.… Read more ➡

apt-get: holding back a package

acer-notebook-debianWhile setting up Debian on a notebook I kinda had tough time with the “flash player” plugin crashing incessantly in Google Chrome. A work-around has been published here which involves replacing the flash-plugin that is shipped with Google Chrome from a previous version.… Read more ➡

Could MNIS CA be illegal?

I found something that intrigues me and I am yet to obtain an answer. From various web articles, radio debates and press releases, we were told that a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) has been set up to cater the needs for issuing digital certificates used in the new biometric ID card.… Read more ➡

The ATM Story

I was at this ATM at Bagatelle Mall today and jumped in the long queue. With the Bagasales happening at the moment, the mall is crowded. The effect can be seen at the various ATMs. I was at the MCB one near Celio.… Read more ➡

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