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A Tinyproxy Transparent Installation on Ubuntu 12.04 with HTTPS Support

Update: It appears as of June 2013 that the Ubuntu repositories now have compiled Tinyproxy with transparent support.  So unless you want to build from source for any other reason you may be better off following my tutorial on installing Tinyproxy on Ubuntu (just remember to change the default port numbers as appropriate).
If you want an easier way to get Tinyproxy working and don’t want to use transparent support try this post to install Tinyproxy on Ubuntu.

The repositories for Ubuntu don’t have Transparent Support enabled for Tinyproxy.  Some firewalls and corporate installations need to use transparent proxies if they are internally redirecting.  This post will guide you through building Tinyproxy from source on Ubuntu 12.04 as a complete installation and working system.

I couldn’t find any decent guides out there on how to make this work, so I thought I’d put one together.  Hopefully my research will come in useful for someone else…  Warning this is a little more in-depth than my usual tutorials, but I promise it will be worth it in the end.

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Signing in to Lycos with Google?

Sign in to Lycos with Google

I’ve had a MailCity email account since 1998 (wow), then they got bought by Lycos and it became Lycos Mail.  So it’s been through a lot of different iterations in those years, granted it’s not my main email account but I still have the odd thing being sent there.

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How to Create a CSR with Nginx using OpenSSL


Creating a CSR to enable you to get an SSL certificate cannot be easier on Nginx especially when you use OpenSSL.

SSH onto your Linux box as usual.

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3 Ethical Dilemma for Information Security Professionals


Having worked in Information Governance and Assurance for a few years now I have yet to come across any information regarding information security and ethics. Which to me is an area where more thought into the issues surrounding what we do as InfoSec Professionals and the ethical ramifications.

There are discussions surrounding disclosure, and how to disclose things like flaws and bugs to the appropriate authorities but little to dictate how we should do our work on a regular basis.

Take the following scenarios (all based on my experiences) and see if you came up with the same decision, and let us know in the comments how you feel about them.   Continue reading →

Top 5 Deep Web Myths (and why it’s not as exciting as you think it is)


The Deep Web (otherwise known as DarkNet, Undernet or the Invisible Web), has a simple definition:

“A website that is not available through searching for it on Google and the like”

After having some quite heated conversations over the last couple of weeks (with some quasi-technically savvy people I should add), I’ve put this list together to hopefully clarify some points, I appreciate it’ll take away quite a lot of the mystery of the whole thing, but here we go…

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