FastGlacier Client on Linux AWS Cloud Backup

If you are a Newbie on AWS Glacier Cloud Backup you want to use a simple Backup Uploader you can use FastGlacier inside Wine!

Major Info: Glacier puts only Files up to 4GB size, split 50GB Tar/Zip Files to 4GB!!

  1. Setup AWS free Account !!
  2. Go to IAM create User, set User Role to Glacier full access
  3. Write down User and Password key at IAM
  4. now go right to you loved Cloud Area like Frankfurt or Asia
  5. Setup new vault, logout..
  6. install wine
  7. install winetricks dotnet40 Framework
  8. install FastGlacier
  9. have fun..

sudo apt-get install wine 
sudo apt-get winetricks

Run winetricks installer now via X-Desktop it needs X-Output!! for the Dialog to you!
inside terminal from GUI
winetricks dotnet40

Download free FastGlacier search on Google..
Double klick at the FastGlacier.exe
Setup your Client with AWS User+KEY
…enjoy..

Remark: Glacier need often 3-4 hours between updates !! (retrieve Inventory and Delete Folders) If Popups shows Erros try it hours later again!! Glacer is slow but cheap backup solution against lost Hardware thru fire!

Don’t upload confidential data without ENCRYPTION !!

Smartmontools unlisted Devices

If you use a Toshiba Canvio 3tb Drive at a raspi then smartmontools will not see the usb drive.

Try:

sudo smartctl -t long -d sat -s on /dev/sdb

-t test long or short
-d drive protocol sata = sat
-s enforce smart which is off by the usb drive firmware
wait XXX Minutes then:
sudo smartctl -H -d sat -s on /dev/sdb

get status..

Amazon AWS Howtos

Here some Bookmarks if you want to try Amazon AWS Cloud Services like S3 (Cloud File Storage), EC2 (VM Instances..)

Howtos / Basics :
https://github.com/open-guides/og-aws#aws-data-transfer-costs

Remark:

  • AWS Services mostly priced by data transfers and online time! Checkout daily „Billing Monitor“ !

Amazon AWS:
https://aws.amazon.com/

Remark:

  • S3 is the Standard Cloud Storage, cheaper is S3-IA or long term Backups use „Glacier“ where you first upload files to S3 and set a „Rule“ on a „Bucket“ move files to Glacier Long Term Backup!

Amazon Admin Console:
https://aws.amazon.com/de/console/

Security:

Howto Create ENCRYPTED Containers for AWS on Linux? Klick

  • At the End.. don’t forget the Security Problems for all Cloud Services !!
  • Most of them can be scanned easy by foreign governments!! (Safe Habour / EU) cause most big Companies must offer interfaces to the data stores by law enforcement!

 

Ubuntu Snap on Bionic 18.04 Reasons

If you upgrade or install Ubuntu to 18.04 the last and current LTS Version you have may asked yourself „what the hell is snap loop device?“

Easy Snap was hidden built in to print MONEY, sure?? YES see manpage snap.. “ BUY A SNAP !!“
snap-ubuntu-print-money

.. its a new try to get money since Amazon Shop Link implementation.. like others from Appstores..

Howto get rid off? Removing of snapd with purge app Apps by deps..

# sudo apt-get remove snapd --purge

Some may ask do i need snaps? No cause most packages still live at the debian apt repository

Snap Shop of ubuntu:

https://snapcraft.io/

If you want to learn and config Linux use apt..

Openwrt LEDE ath9k bugs fixed

If you use a TP Link Router like 3600, 4300 or a other brand with ATH9K Chipset you should upgrade to OPENWRT 18.06 with Kernel 4.9

Tested: OpenWrt 18.06.0 r7188-b0b5c64c22 / LuCI openwrt-18.06 branch (git-18.210.69179-6df9a57) – Atheros AR9344 rev 2

cause:

  • more stable
  • less load
  • no ath9k Wifi Lookup on high transfers

Same seen on other TP Link Routers like 841 Series, remark last Version 13 not supported

Hope that the Freifunk Software will be updated fast!

More Information go: https://openwrt.org/

WordPress Themes SEO Rating

If you use WordPress for a Blog and you think about a Theme Change for a new Look you should now some points:

  • Check new Themes for available Updates
  • Check new Theme for User Feedback
  • Check new Theme how often its downloaded, if often used Search Engines can handle the code
  • Check the new Theme some Weeks and control active the Ranking on Search Engines (like Webmaster Tools), cause bad readable Code is ranked down or broken internal links and bookmarks can forward robots into nirvana
  • Check the new Theme on various Browsers, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, IE, Mobile Browsers and Check Mobile Browsers on „Desktop View“
  • Check the Theme on various Screen width, Menu Handling, and test Browsers with disabled Java Script for barrier free handling and disabled Webfonts
  • Check the load Time with Browsers Analytics Tools, compress Code, Reduce Image Size
  • Check for Sitemaps and RSS Feeds
  • Check the Site on HTTPS, redirect HTTP to HTTPS!!

Goodby Smartphones

Today iam going offline with any of my Smarthones for Testing.

Why?

  • all current Smartphones based on nonfree Hard and Software
  • less patched
  • Hackers can remote force install Trojans as Updates (especially Stores by gov order)
  • non rooted devices are black boxes
  • rooted Images or Tools as Workarounds are often not published in which way the System OS is broken down, Hackers don’t work nonprofit !
  • Linux Laptops usage is often easier and much safer, you have full control and can run security tools to monitor
  • Apps for free do always call home at background
  • can’t control active background jobs and what they calc
  • can’t disable the USB Port for attacks or memory access
  • don’t know possibility about scanning data from active chips thru magnetic fields like RFID
  • fingerprint or biometric sensors are really nonsense
  • Smartphones don’t allow to edit the MAC Addresses of your device it’s like a Chassis Number of your CAR!!
  • .. and much more

When you can’t power down or prevent usage of your Smartphone then:

  • don’t leave it alone at any places
  • don’t use public wifi networks, cause attackers can take over wifi requests „man in the middle“
  • don’t use GPS
  • don’t use Whatsa. and fb, twitt. and other social media tools
  • factory reset monthly, better weekly, restore from sdcard by backup tools from first day
  • disconnect Data Transfer Option after use, safes battery too
  • blind all camera lenses, can be activated remote
  • put it into a Metal box to carry it in your Pockets, iron cage against magnetic fields
  • use often the flight mode to go offline for longer times
  • stick on a privacy guard on screen
  • use prepaid cards, change them from time to time
  • use SFTP with key auth always to sync data to you private internet space
  • from a other blog destroy the microphone cables inside and phone by a bluetooth headset with microphone
  • prefer less apps and select apps which the mainstream don’t use cause Attackers prefer Mainstream Apps to hack
  • DON’T forget to disable/switch  Wifi to LTE if BOTH active Google can LOCATE you by LTE and known public WIFI Accesspoints WITHOUT GPS!!!

.. step back use a old mobile phone for seniors 20$.. or use Linux Smartphones..

Remark :

  • iam not paranoid but if you read some blogs you will recognize that everything is used to break your privacy daily
  • security company’s offer services to everybody who pay’s the highest prices against laws in every way too..