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..

Android Browser Traffic Waste

If you use a Smartphone or Tablet be sure that the Browser like Firefox, Icecat Opera are not active at „minimize“ mode, if the Website code uses a „auto“ refresh code the Browser will endless load the sites on Background! This burns your Data Limit to zero..

Howto:

  • Swipe unused apps to Top of Screen!
  • Control by tapping onto the Square Button!
  • Use Data Traffic Control Apps default addon tool of Huawei

Ubuntu 16.04 Compiz Hang Kernel

After Ubuntu published the latest Kernel Patches for Meltdown and Spectre the Kernel 4.4.0-104/109-generic let Intel Graphics freeze or hang on Compiz with Unity.

Howto fix:

Install the latest Kernel 4.4.0-112-generic

do:
sudo apt-get install linux-image-4.4.0-112-generic
sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-4.4.0-112-generic

reboot

then:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge -y

This removes older kernels and save Space! Do test the PC for hanging again!!!

Meltdown Spectre VM Hosting

Thru current IT News you may have heard about the major Security Problem of x86 Technology.

If your Websites current hosted on VM at VM Providers, contact them to get current news about their bug handling of their VM Host Servers. If you get no details, then shutdown your sites temporarily, or look for a other solution which isn’t running on x86 Technology.

Otherwise you can try to switch from php-kits to static HTML Websites. On the Net there are very helpful tools to do this easy. For WordPress is a WP to HTML Plugin available. This dumps your blog to HTML static paket where you can use a raspberry Pi with ligttpd as litte Webserver instance up to the time the x86 Manufacter fixes the nasty problems. Remark Debian runs on other CPUs like Sparc64 Mips too..

Fritzbox: Easy USV UPS AVM 7490 Battery Power

If you use a Router with IP Phones you perhaps want to have a Power Storage for up to 60 Minutes to use IP Phone or WIFI on Power Failures??

usv fritzbox 7490

Major Info:

  • Check the Router DATASHEETS! the Battery Voltage on loading should never go over maximum!!
  • Some Trafo wind up to 14Volts and more! This DESTROYS the DSL MODEM CHIP !!!!
  • The 10 Cell AA Batterholder allow to connect 9 Cells! Connect the Wire to only 9th Connector 9x AA 1,26V let the Router work
  • The Modem is protected cause the Circut runs under 12 Volts! 11,25 – 11,5V, the 0,5V lost on the Fuses and Diode.
  • 2 Fuses is a MUST HAVE! use always Fuses of 85% of the Router max Power (1,2Amps take 1A), it let the Fuse act faster!
  • The Trafo is the original Part. 12V 1,2A

Fire TV Stick: Export Audio to external Speakers

If you use a Amazon Fire TV Stick you perhaps want to replace TV Speakers with a Audio System.

Export Audio Firestick TV

To get a 3,5mm Audio Stereo Signal you can take a Ligawo HDMI to DVI Box.

It splits the 2.1 Stereo Audio Signal from digital to 2.1 Analog Signal.

You can plugin:

  • Headphones use at Office
  •  Active Speaker Audio Systems 2.1
  • Recorder (for Music Records of Live Concerts)
  • Laptop to record with free Suite called Audacity free Download for Win+Linux

Audio Record Edit Audacity free tool

Review: Tiny powerful MP3 Player

If you look for a Travel MP3 Player which is useful, powerful and easy to handle you should take closer look on this Odys MP3 Player.

Advantages:

  • Battery Powered 1x Standard AAA
  • High Output
  • Anti Shock Resistent
  • Low Price
  • Ease to handle
  • Equalizer (not often needed)
  • Output for 2 Persons Dual Stereo Jack
  • Sun readable Display with Backlight for Nights
  • Different Play Modes, Shuffle, Repeat and Repeat all
  • Much louder than most Smartphones!
  • Hard Case for Jogging / Outdoor usage
  • Can update older Ghetto Blasters with MP3 Option
  • Can offer a local Home „FM“ Radio Station with a 3,5mm Stereo to FM Transmitter like „LineX“
  • Protect your Smartphone from damages, cause you won’t carry it for Jogging!

 

Loud Odys MP3 Player
Loud Odys MP3 Player