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Archive for October 16th, 2020

Facebook ist in Bezug auf Kundenzufriedenheit und Vertrauen in Umfragen zieml…

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/16

Nice thread as it talks a bit about how keep your own stuff secure with companies doing MitM, or have VPN infrastrcuture.

[WayBack] Facebook ist in Bezug auf Kundenzufriedenheit und Vertrauen in Umfragen zieml…

Most larger TLS based web-sites now have HSTS so detect MitM.

Having a proxy locally helps checking the certificates.

Corporate laptops usually has device management. If they use MitM, their root certificates are usually put back automatically. But not all software uses the same root certificate store (:

In the past, I have used [WayBack] cntlm, or VPN (routing only corporate traffic over VPN).

There are corporate VPN variants, which take over the complete routing table or even run arbitrary scripts as root on your box on connect in order to do “endpoint validation”. And then there is OpenVPN, which routes the traffic that the company shall see to the company and lets you use normal connectivity for the rest.

You want openvpn, in all cases.

Another trick I have used is to VPN/SSH out of a corporate box and route some of the traffic over it.

Finally, for some larger corporate VPN software, there is an open source replacement that has better configuration options: OpenConnect supports AnyConnect, Juniper and GlobalProtect.

Related: picture on the right via [WayBack] Torsten Kleinz – Google+


Posted in Cntlm, Encryption, HTTPS/TLS security, Power User, Security, Windows, Windows-Http-Proxy | Leave a Comment »

Non-rectangle select in Windows command line – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/16

Just discovered this has been possible since Windows 10 by holding the shift key while dragging with the mouse. After like 20 years of waiting, why did nobody warn me (:

Is there any way I can disable the stupid rectangle selection mode thing in the Windows command line? I want to select line by line like normal. Currently it’s a giant pain when I need to copy things

So this is a thing from the past: [WayBack] Non-rectangle select in Windows command line – Super User

And this was already possible (but then you had to drag the full width): [WayBack] windows – Select text across lines in cmd.exe? – Super User


Posted in Development, Power User, Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

Guru Meditation: XID: 202605646

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/16

I love the historic humour of some systems.

Like this 503 Service Unavailable on

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

Guru Meditation:

XID: 202605646

Varnish cache server

It goes all the way back the the mid 1980s Commodore Amiga era where the Guru Medication was way ahead of the blue screen of death.

In this case, it the Varnish way of telling that something got broken and you should inspect the logs: [WayBack] Troubleshooting Varnish — Varnish version trunk documentation: Guru Meditation.

The cool thing is that the page I was archiving actually got saved.


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