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>> No. 27371 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 8:32 pm
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I recently installed this on my home network. I've never really experimented with adblockers before.

It is absolutely brilliant, easy to install, works perfectly. For the past week I have been browsing all my normal (news and other) sites with almost no adverts whatsoever on all the computers in my house, with nothing other than a DNS server change.

I commend it to you all.

https://pi-hole.net
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>> No. 27372 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 8:46 pm
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>>27371
Doesn't it all fall apart with HSTS and whatever certificate pinning methods are used in mobile apps?

I wonder if Big Privacy got co-opted by Big Advertising.
>> No. 27373 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 8:47 pm
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>>27371

I really need to do three things:

- force convert my cable modem / wifi box to a pure modem
- throw a WRT router in between it and my internal network and only run wifi off there
- install proxy-dnssec on everything

Thanks for the reminder of something I'll probably never do. I need an intern. Can't wait until the kid can handle this crap for me
>> No. 27374 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 9:14 pm
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>>27372
I haven't seen any issues like that yet.

>>27373
This is way simpler. Buy Raspberry Pi - install pi-hole - change DNS config. The install is just two lines of docker config.
>> No. 27375 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 9:36 pm
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I've probably posted about this here before, it's astonishingly effective and user friendly. Certainly a completely mindless task to install and run for anyone tech oriented enough to own a pi in the first place.

Have had mine going for years. It's always jarring when I use a work computer for internet and an ad shows up.

The pi zero W I'm running it on is also bolted to the side of my house doing other stuff, the idea of all my adverts being sucked into the ADS-B receiver housed in a waterproof box on my roof is proof I am in the future.
>> No. 27376 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:05 pm
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>>27374
> This is way simpler. Buy Raspberry Pi - install pi-hole - change DNS config. The install is just two lines of docker config.

That doesn't deal with the fact than an untrusted device from my ISP is inside my trusted network, but I see your point.

A Pi-Hole is something I plan to eventually implement after the three points I outline above.
>> No. 27377 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:11 pm
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>>27371
Please refrain from spending any more of my money. I really can't afford it.
>> No. 27378 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:12 pm
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>>27376
Yeah - I understand your post now - I use two internet lines (one from Virgin and one from BT) - both are in modem mode, and go into a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X (about 60 quid) which then load balances them. Ubiquiti have very good router software, almost enterprise class in features but if I didn't have that, would also go the WRT route.
>> No. 27379 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:16 pm
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>>27377
It is literally one of those bits of tech which might change your life - I started a conversation at work today about why we didn't use it everywhere there too.

It even sorts out the stupid "advert videos" at the start of most video clips, on most sites. It obviously filters all the tracking and analytics from every site, so as a result, with that and the adverts gone, almost every page loads faster. Witchcraft.
>> No. 27380 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:21 pm
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>>27379
I bought one, but calm down; uBlock more or less does that.
>> No. 27381 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:29 pm
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>>27380

uBlock isn't as seamless and you still get that "we see you're using an adblocker" shit from time to time.

Life. Changing.
>> No. 27382 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:34 pm
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>>27381

Pi-hole does occasionally break websites, at which point you need to log in to the admin page and fiddle with the blocker settings. uBlock Origin also occasionally breaks webpages, but it only takes two clicks to pause blocking.

The big advantage of Pi-hole is that it'll block ads on smart TVs and mobile apps, although that's less of an advantage if you're already using rooted Android devices.
>> No. 27383 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:35 pm
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I'd never tried anything else like uBlock because I have too many devices in the house - not everyone has that requirement I agree, but what I like about this approach is that all 26 devices on my network right now get the benefit.
>> No. 27384 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:37 pm
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>>27382
Does rooting really get you better adblocking than AdGuard (which uses a fake VPN)?
>> No. 27385 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:41 pm
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>>27383

If you've got that many devices then Pi-hole is the obvious choice. I dunno why you'd have that many devices, but each to their own.
>> No. 27386 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:43 pm
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>>27384

I haven't used AdGuard, so I couldn't tell you. I wouldn't trust a proprietary app to MITM all of my traffic.
>> No. 27387 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 10:47 pm
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>>27385

26 doesn't seem like a huge amount, though I suppose none of my zigbee bulbs really benefit from ad blocking.
>> No. 27388 Anonymous
21st February 2020
Friday 11:39 pm
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>>27387

>> No. 27389 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 12:00 am
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>>27387
The Internet of Shit gets everywhere these days. Apparently you can't even do cool stuff in a second-hand Tesla without re-buying all the premium features the previous owner already paid for.
>> No. 27391 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 12:09 am
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>>27389
I know nothing about Teslas and I might be horribly naive, but I bet the original owner gets to take at least some of those toys into his new Tesla.
>> No. 27392 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 12:18 am
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>>27388

Very interesting stuff but not particularly concerning, I'd be more worried about somehow using my lightbulbs to access my network, pretty sure that must be feasible.

Unlocking someone's door with a laser is cool as fuck but there's still more tools and skills required than just about any mechanical lock.
>> No. 27393 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 12:56 am
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>>27392
There was something mentioned about Philips' lightbulbs I think on the Security Now podcast the other day. I was only half listening.
>> No. 27394 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 3:30 am
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>>27391

There was a brouhaha recently on the twitters because someone had to resubscribe to a bunch of features (e.g. pay money) in order to unlock a bunch of functionality on their second hand Tesla.
>> No. 27395 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 6:40 am
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>>27394
To be clear, the vehicle as originally sold shipped with those features.
>> No. 27396 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 9:23 am
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>>27394
I got that. I'm more concerned that these sorts of things can be migrated from one location or host (vehicle in this case) to the next, rather than entertaining the supposed sanctity of the second hand market.
>> No. 27397 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:07 am
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>>27392
Is this about Li-Fi? I haven't watched this video but I read an article about it the other day so I presume that's what this is.

It said it was more secure than Wi-Fi because the latter broadcasts outside your walls. Li-Fi is secure just by shutting your curtains. Or you can isolate it to your desk lamp, etc.
>> No. 27398 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:07 am
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>>27396
AIUI, they're not transferable. If you buy a Tesla with a paid premium feature, sell that car and buy another Tesla, neither vehicle will have the feature. In order for both cars in that situation to have the feature, it will need to have been paid for three times.
>> No. 27400 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:17 am
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>>27397

Technically yes but not really. It's about silently transmitting voice commands to devices via laser.
>> No. 27402 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:48 am
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>>27400
My answer would have been no. I can only presume you're never going to have a Li-Fi device that uses a microphone to receive light. I realise you understand this.
>> No. 27403 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 4:39 pm
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>>27398
> In order for both cars in that situation to have the feature, it will need to have been paid for three times.

Fuck spaceX, that musk's got the gig sorted right there.

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