urn:uuid:bdc2b799-fdf1-5714-84c7-e9d9e1597e98 Topic: VPN – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-10-21T13:13:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:8daecf9b-084a-4ec3-a0c3-b2e783c378c2 2022-10-21T13:13:00Z 2022-10-21T13:13:00Z The frustrating RouterOS–WireGuard VPN peering bug A bug in RouterOS’ webconfig interface caused me to waste hours troubleshooting what I initially believed was a mistake in my WireGuard VPN configuration. <p>I’ve wanted to move my home virtual private network (VPN) server from a virtual machine onto my physical MikroTik router. I use the VPN to connect back to my home network to reach internal devices and services when I’m out and about. The router runs the RouterOS operating system, which supports WireGuard, a modern VPN protocol. I wasted several afternoons and late evenings but didn’t manage to set it up. It would turn out that a bug caused all my hardship in the MikroTik web configuration interface.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/routeros-wireguard-peer-bug.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:cb393ba5-b4f0-4717-a3d6-1eb8cb639503 2019-12-30T23:02:00Z 2019-12-30T23:02:00Z What is Samsung Secure Wi-Fi for Android? Secure Wi-Fi is a paid VPN network service from Samsung and McAfee. What it does and how to stop its adverts and remove it from your Android phone. <p>Samsung Galaxy and Note smartphones come with a pre-installed app called Samsung Secure Wi-Fi. The app can’t be uninstalled from the app manager on the device. Scroll to the bottom of the article for uninstallation instructions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/what-is-samsung-secure-wi-fi.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3698ea5d-2b92-4805-9b19-73cd82fa2d6d 2019-08-13T12:40:00Z 2019-08-13T12:40:00Z How to block programmatic podcast ads Here is how you can block most programmatically inserted ads, or “dynamic ads”, in your favorite podcasts. No special software required. <p>Here is how you can block programmatically inserted advertisements, or “dynamic ads”, in most podcasts. This method works for podcast delivered through the leading programmatic podcast ad brokers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/podcast-programmatic-adblock.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9514f9ec-ba72-4275-967e-e7ff19f5af98 2019-04-07T20:02:00Z 2019-04-07T20:02:00Z What’s with the tech media’s obsession with VPN services VPN providers are good advertisers and also pay good money to make even [formerly] reputable tech media websites “recommend” their services. <p>If you visit some of the largest tech media publication on a regular basis; you may have come away with the impression that you must “protect yourself” with a shared Virtual Private Network (VPN). All the media sites have plenty of recommendations for which service you should chose. They don’t seem to have much of an understanding about how VPNs work or what threats they may protect you against, however. So, why is the tech media obsessed with VPN services?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/media-vpn-obsession.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5cbaf11f-1a9f-490f-a093-bfa1413dec9f 2018-11-14T14:58:00Z 2018-11-14T14:58:00Z Tor router-maker InvizBox chases VPN subscriptions down rabbit hole InvizBox wants some of that sweet VPN subscription service revenue. Abandons Tor Onion network anonymity in favor of a more lucrative venture. <p>The InvizBox Tor-gateway router stopped receiving firmware and secuirty updates two years after release. Ten months later, InvizBox decided to try to reinvent their product with an alternative firmware that focused on selling virtual private network (VPN) services from InvizBox instead of relying on the free Tor onion network.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/invizbox-vpn-upgrade.html">Read more …</a></p>