I’ve created a simple patch which protects your computer from the Petya ransomware. This patch works because the ransomware checks to see if a certain file or files exist on the computer in order to avoid “re-infecting” it (credits to @0xAmit). Patch confirmed to work.
In this blog post I will recommend and go through how to set up your very own travel router, which you would connect to an existing network and have your very own (secure) wifi network no matter where you go.
Ransomware infections encrypt your files and you must pay hundreds of dollars (in Bitcoin currency) in order to decrypt them. If you don’t pay by a certain date, the ransom amount is either jacked up and/or it will delete all your files.
I’ve always been wary of connecting to public wifi hotspots, so the past few days I’ve been playing around with setting up a VPN server for personal use. It took a while, but I’m quite pleased with the result and wanted to share the steps I took.
Because I couldn’t find any guides on how to add adblocking capabilities to an OpenVPN server using dnsmasq, this post contains the steps and code I used.