[ Hacker Night School ] :: [ Hiding Your Ass ] :: [ Using a VPN ]

Starry Sky (Htet Aung)
This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series [ Hacker Night School ]

Starry Sky and Glenn Norman discuss using a VPN or proxy server Now take the Quiz: 1. What of these statements is the most accurate description of a proxy. a. Hides your IP address b. Makes it look like you’re coming from a different IP address c. Makes your web traffic (ports 80 and 443) …

[ Hacker Night School ] :: Encoding to and Decoding from Base64 Format

Glenn Norman

This is post 1 of 12 in the series “[ Hacker Night School ]” There’s a form of hiding data that isn’t exactly encryption; it’s just simple encoding into another format that most people won’t be able to read. FTP passwords, for example, are encoded in FileZilla using Base 64 format. You can get fancy …

[ Hacker Night School ] :: [ Hiding Your Ass ] :: [ Using a Proxy Server ]

Glenn Norman
This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series [ Hacker Night School ]

One of the trickiest things about hacking is knowing what kind of anonymity tool to use, when. If what you are doing involves only the Internet (i.e. web pages and web sites), the right anonymity tool is a proxy server. “Proxy” means “stand-in” or “intermediary” (look it up; research is your specialty, right?), and a …

[ Hacker Night School ] Being Anonymous: VPNs

Glenn Norman
This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series [ Hacker Night School ]

Sometimes you can go about your business out in the open, on the Internet and everywhere. But sometimes you don’t want to be seen. It’s a good thing there are lots of privacy apps and options. It’s a bad thing that most people don’t know when – and why – to use a particular tool. …