DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. Simply it turns regular DNS traffic into encrypted DNS traffic that is secure from eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks (MITM) DNS spoofing occurs when a particular DNS server’s records of “spoofed” or altered maliciously to redirect traffic to the attacker.

Now for the longest time like many others on the net have been wanting to get DNSCrypt working on their routers. One of those limitations has been it has been due to processing power on local home/small office routers. In DD-WRT you need to enable dnsmasq.

Once you have enabled this the next step is you need to go to the administration tab if you notice its not functioning and run the following start-up command:


dnscrypt-proxy -a 127.0.0.53:5353 -R cs-dk -L /etc/dnscrypt/dnscrypt-resolvers.csv

Click here view your selection of DNS servers worldwide running DNSCrypt.

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Get an A+ on Qualys SSL Labs Test

Getting an A+ on the Qualys SSL Labs test can be tedious, specially if you are trying to achieve this for the first time. This is a work in progress. In the meantime here are some configurations to aid you
ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
ssl_ciphers ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA384:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:!aNULL:!eNULL:!LOW:!3DES:!MD5:!EXP:!PSK:!SRP:!DSS;

Depending on
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;
ssl_dhparam /etc/nginx/dhparam.pem;

# Enable HSTS
add_header Strict-Transport-Security max-age=63072000;

# Cache SSL sessions for 10m (this is about 40,000 sessions), timing them out
# after 24 hours.
ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
ssl_session_timeout 24h;

# Set the buffer size to 1400 bytes (that way it fits into a single MTU).
ssl_buffer_size 1400;

#ssl_stapling on;
#ssl_stapling_verify on;
#resolver 8.8.4.4 8.8.8.8 valid=300s;
#resolver_timeout 10s;

Generating Key

cd /etc/nginx
openssl dhparam -out dhparam.pem 4096

Odin Plesk Command

/usr/local/psa/admin/bin/httpdmng –reconfigure-all

nginx -s reload

In the last few months there have been on going terrorist attacks targeting westerners in Europe, the Middle East, and now it has come home to the United States. As westerners as a whole we are having the issues we are having because of incompetence as a whole. We are talking too much and especially not listening to understand one another. Which is thus affecting all of us coming together as a global community in unison. There are even signs that the European Union may collapse economically. We do not need this to happen. But maybe this needs to happen so we may learn from our mistakes.

The Five Keys Towards Achieving Globalization

  • We need a strategy, less forceful dictatorial political tactics.
  • We need to all educate each other about the different cultures. Explore and experience them.
  • We need to start treating others as one would like others to treat oneself; Equality.
  • Respect for ones family, country, and race.
  • Love each other and desire the well being for all.

A global government cannot be forced upon the people by force. Globalism will not come to past fully if nationalism, local, and state governments laws are not respected. If its done by force we are all going to be miserable in a global fascist dictatorship. Through education and by having compassion for the well being for all. We can have a democratic global government. This will take time, but it will be more effective.

EU vs Russia

There can be no Europe without Russia and no Russia without Europe. The number one reason is Energy. Russia is the largest exporter of oil and natural gas to Europe and soon a major exporter of energy to China. On May 21, 2014 China and Russia signed a long-awaited, 30-year agreement for natural gas worth an estimated $400 billion.

Russia now faces an increasing military buildup on their borders, by NATO with either designs to incite conflict or profound misconceptions about Russia’s intentions. Russia nor Putin want to incite war, but their hand has been forced due to NATO when they deployed even more troops. Russia first off is no longer a communist country and is more concerned about it’s economical development of its people and their country. For example a couple months ago Russia made an announcement that they wanted to become the world’s biggest supplier of organic food.

Fighting Terrorism

The main point I want to make with my readers is that Russia is not our enemy. I would also like to encourage my readers to do some digging on this topic and just not take my word on that Russia is not our enemy. Our main focus should be eliminating together a threat that has hit home which is radical Islam. (Secondly ending world hunger.)

We are at a point that we can no longer sugar coat that Islam is a religion of peace.

  • Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by formally threatening to kill anyone who leaves.
  • Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim.
  • The Quran never once speaks of Allah’s love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah’s cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims. There is no place in the Quran where Muhammad tells Muslims to love people of other religions.
*You are reading these facts from someone who has read and studied the Koran.

We need to start fact checking what our leaders and the media says about Islam and the Middle East. Some of our leaders have come out saying because of the crusades of Christian Europe radical Islam is what it is because its the West’s fault.

The Quran began in 610 A.D according to historical accounts and records. Nevertheless in 711 A.D Muslims under the Moorish banner began butchering European children, crucified, and burned many. Also during that time period all the way till the 1900. Its a historical fact that Muslims enslaved 10 to 20 million Africans delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world. The Arab slave trade typically dealt in the sale of castrated male slaves. Black boys between the age of 8 and 12 had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing.

In my opinion military action against ISIS and such groups needs to be met by force in our home territory along with their bases at home that pose a threat to our security due to the bloody history of Islam. Alongside we need to create economical trading policies that will allow the Middle East to develop under the guidance of the regional leaders, Saudi’s and Israel who understand that region more than anyone. The West in the meantime needs to keep its hands off the Middle East dictating policy and allow them to develop into a fruitful successful society so that we can allow the past be the past.

 

For the past couple of weeks now I have been pondering the following statement made by James Allen in a book he wrote that I am almost done reading called, “Man: king of mind, body, and circumstance.” This statement that I came across really hones in on battling complains and present circumstances.

He who complains of his circumstances has not yet become a man, and Necessity will continue to prick and lash him till he rises into manhood’s strength, and then she will submit to him. Circumstance is a severe taskmaster to the weak, an obedient servant to the strong. – James Allen

Ouch…. Right?

There is a great truth in this statement. Because as men we need to be problem solvers not complainers. People respect doers. Remember that our words have the power of life. (Proverbs 18:21)

As human beings we are naturally prone to complain specially when things are not going our way or wrong. Regardless, we need to be cautious and vigilant in this area especially when we complain verbally. Because it can or will affect our present state of mind. In other words it will lead us to an obscure state of mind, yet at the same time we can become prone to make mistakes.

This is why its important for one to develop a rock solid state of mind. This can be acquired by overcoming poverty, illiteracy, ignorance, hopelessness, and fear. Because we live in a world filled with outside influences which impinge upon us. We are also influenced by other people’s acts and wishes, by law and custom, by one’s duties and our responsibilities. Everything we do has some effect upon others, as do their actions upon one. This is impart due to the natural laws of creation.

You may be reading this and at this time you may be going through a rough time and things do not seem to be going right. Remember this at this moment there are many factors at play and its up to you to figure it out. Failure to figure it out will doom you into a deep drift that will be hard specially mentally to get out of. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. In other words, hard work is hard work.

Greater the dream or desire. Greater the sacrifice. Good and evil also play into the factor as well.

So when it comes to battling complaints and present circumstances we need to face things and conquer specially all negativity. Seek solutions and solve things. Complaining and crying like a baby doing nothing about it will only make matters worse for you. Keep those close to you who uplift you and encourage you. People who are a burden and drag you down, remove them from your life.

With the rise of IoT (Internet of Things) our society is going through another technological transformation where machine-to-machine communication is inter-connecting into everything. This topic takes me back to 2007 when I really began to unravel the great works of James Martin, Vannevar Bush, Konrad Zuse, Seymour Cray (too many to name), and even looked into Project Cybersyn with the principal goal to develop the perfect harmonic AI and Sound Distribution System.

This was an exciting journey of discovery and exploration for me specially into the secret sciences. It has brought great inner growth and at the same time has aided in expanding my consciousness into a higher state of mind. Yet at the same time it has humbled me greatly.

I disclose all this because I want to issue a warning that a great chaos is coming soon unless governance is in place for the processes. In the next 5 to 10 years we are going to see many homes and devices in unison communicating to each other. Including the development of even more software’s and appliances that will be plugged in with Big Data making software smarter.

AI Governance is coming whether we like it or not. The question is will it be democratic or totalitarian?

Why The Need For AI Governance Is Coming

Cybersecurity threats and cyber criminals, this is why AI governance is coming. Also because IoT (internet of things) will seek to connect any device (animals, computers, humans, objects, machines, robots.) to the Internet or any other network without external (human or machine) intervention. The demand for security will push us towards adopting a governance policy. IoT Botnets will be the major de facto.

We need to be very careful about artificial intelligence that we do not create a monster or the monster that causes an imbalance or breaks the natural laws of creation in which the universe operates and is governed by.

I am in agreement with Bill Gates, Steven Hawkins, and Elon Musk who have recently spoken about the dangers of artificial intelligence. The biggest danger in my opinion is to play god with artificial intelligence and break natural laws of creation. This is why me or my company will not be releasing our treasure trove on our artificial intelligence research because it will allure in many the curiosity to break the natural laws in the name of science.

Protecting Our Internet Rights and Freedom

We need to be utilizing artificial intelligence and its technologies for the betterment of humanity to better manage and protect our computer systems (Kudos to Bitninja). We also need to improve our internet protocols and specially prevent and watch out for any private or public sector entity that would like to put a backdoor on encryption or put in place censorship controls that will lead towards totalitarianism.

For the dreamers that are in the process of manifesting their visions and dreams to make it happen. The work and passion required to make things happen is hard to describe specially the narrow minded. When we are exhausted, broke, and utterly frustrated, passion is what makes us jump out of the bed on Monday morning and work late in the evening even on weekends, long after most of our friends with jobs that they hate are sleeping comfortably, dreaming their dreams.

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.” – James Allen, As a Man Thinketh.

Our obsessions and passions to make our dreams into a reality is our drive. Few walk our path and succeed because they simply give up. There is no luck just preparation, planning, and success producing thinking is what give us our results. The visible world is sustained by the invisible. We are all guided by exactly the same Laws which are the natural laws of the universe that the Creator has ordained that operate in an orderly manner. These Laws were created and are governed by the Creator for He laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens which are the work of His hands. Failure acknowledge this is foolish thinking. A creator is always greater than his creation.

Dreamers, thought is an actual force of substance He created as real as electricity. This is why affirmation is a God given gift within and it is limitless.

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

Our thoughts creates our life and forges our hearts. Our paradigms are our mindset, ideas, and the habits that our mind has forged over the years. The “operating system” on which our mental processes run. Our paradigms create the prism through which most people view and make sense of the world around them. Negative paradigms will imprison you. Just as positive and negative thoughts exist so those good and evil exist on that same base. There is life and blessing, or death and cursing. Which one will you choose?

“The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are.
 The second greatest is being happy with what you find.” -Unknown

Dreamers failure and defeat are never inevitable, but if you treat every failure as a learning experience, then you’ll end up a winner. As long as you are true to your purpose, you should treat success and failure, no matter how big or small, exactly the same. Because losing is a part of winning.  You can grow, heal, and transform in the face of adversity. And in doing so, you too will become a master in this journey of life. Even more so when you allow God into your life.

Life at MBI (Missionary Broadcasting, Inc) began when I was asked to accompany David Daniell to Honduras in November 2012 to do some technical work and teach the staff at the radio stations. How we met up was that a couple years before my father Felipe Pinochet got in touch with David Daniell asking for his assistance to launch the first Spanish radio program in the Gulf Coast. My father got together all the pastors of the Hispanic community in the region together and all of them collaborated and Revista Radial was born.

It was my freshman year in college and I was asked by my father to help out David Daniell one day with a technical computer problem with the cd burner. That’s how I personally met David. This is where my interest in radio broadcasting began to spark, after class or work I would come by and do some work. Revista Radial inevitably came to an end after 11 months being on the air due to lack of financial support.

So in November 2012 I embarked with David to Honduras. It was exciting because it was a while since I was on a trip overseas. Since that trip life got even more exciting because for the longest time I wanted to be involved somewhere overseas where I could make a big difference in many peoples lives where I could apply not only my technical skills. But work alongside with people who love what they do.

Francisco Pinochet Honduras 2012

The biggest perk about traveling and working overseas is that you get to experience and interact with people from different cultures and of course eating good food. There are some delicacies that are an exception, but seeking the perfect lomito is a top priority.

Helping to manage 50 radio stations in Central America is no easy feat. Its a full time job. There is so much to do and so little time in the day specially in the administrative side of things. Developing programing, troubleshooting with stations technical issues, and making plans for enhancing or launching a radio station is what we do at MBI. Radio is not our only focus. Last year through generous donations we were able to provide to two schools much needed school supplies for teachers and students.

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This year we are compounding on what we did last year and are in the early stages of setting up a 1-800 number and a system to combat domestic violence against women and children. Domestic violence among women and children has gone up in an alarming rate. El Salvador has the highest rate of gender-motivated killing of women, in the world. Guatemala is third, and Honduras is close behind at sixth. In Central American countries they are plagued alarmingly high levels of child abuse, that is related to patriarchal systems that undergird gender-based violence. In Honduras, children face an especially dire situation. Recently, the number of extrajudicial killings (illegal government-sponsored executions) of minors has risen dramatically, from 447 in 2009 to 802 in 2010 and 1068 in 2011 (Source).

“Radio broadcasting is one of the greatest educational tools which has ever been placed at the disposal of civilized man. It is an instantaneous, universal means of communication. It is not a new art, but is a means of multiplying the efficiency of oral communication just as the printing press multiplied the effectiveness of the written word. In addition to that, it has certain decided advantages over the printed page which it in part supplants and in part supplements.” (Tyler, 1935. p.115).

Once we deploy the service we can easily get the message through our stations and through our partners in Central America plus South America and target specially cities and rural areas in Guatemala and Honduras to combat domestic violence to lower those numbers. To get to this stage we are are a applying for a grant and are seeking volunteers to help us out with this.

Children and Locals Drink this Water

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In my last trip to Honduras this water well caught my eyes as I saw children near a school by one of our radio stations drinking from this well full of parasites. One of the teachers mentioned to me that there has been a number of cases over the years of many of the kids getting sick because of this well. There is another water source outside the school near by. I inspected it with two others from my team and it smelled like the water was coming out of a septic tank and had too much chlorine (Another project-check).

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Many of us have been taught that the the brain is the one that commands the heart through neural signals. This is not the case because its actually the heart that sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. Signals from the heart effect our emotional processes, including our higher cognitive functions such as problem solving, perception, memory, and attention. I kid you not. You can read this article and search this topic on the internet and you will find a wealth of information regarding this discovery.

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My reason for bringing this up is that the majority are not consciously aware that the biggest and deadliest disease in the world today are broken hearts. Many of us carry inside brokenness and scars and many do not know how to deal with the hurt inside. You see the heart matters. A healthy heart equals a healthy soul and happiness. A broken heart brings all kinds of emotional distress and depression. Thus saying this what worries me is the development of the hearts and minds of the future generations to come. There are many critical issues at a global scale we need to address and need to collaborate together in harmony in order to resolve them. We are not going to get there by force or through control. We are also not going to get there by just talking about it, but only by taking action.

Pride, egoism, jealousy, selfishness, arrogance, and evil must be done away in hearts if there is going to be change. True peace begins in our hearts, not in a particular political party nor a religious doctrine. To question the condition of our heart it is something we must all honestly confront inside ourselves. Our actions on how we talk and treat others says allot about in what condition our heart is. Isn’t now the time that we truly face our insecurities? The real battle is inside ourselves and in our way of thinking. Our thought process must also evolve, but before that we have to let love in and forgive not only ourselves, but those who have done us not only wrong, but have offended us in order to be free. (The hard part.)

 

“A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 

Misunderstandings are misunderstanding. A misunderstanding is a mistranslation of an action translated incorrectly of a person action or their words. Many conflicts and offenses develop because of misunderstandings. Its time we take initiative and become an example and let people know that every individual thinks different. All our hearts operate and think differently. We are all unique, there is only one version of you. So to avoid misunderstandings its best to shut up and begin to understand the other persons heart. You are not the center of the universe! There are many people out there who are hurting and in order to reach out to them and be a light of love. Your heart needs to be open and ready to serve.

Ladies and Gentlemen, life hits us all, but there is no excuse if we want to see change. Our hearts (we) must be the change.

 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

―Helen Keller

 

We must aim for a higher existence inside our minds to ascend to a higher stage or to admonish ourselves if we are to develop into the higher plains in order to also allow our hearts to flourish. The future has infinite possibility. All we have to do is dream and have the courage make it happen. The heart matters.

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Today, I read an news article about China’s new censorship weapon that can cripple your website in Quartz’s news website. I am actually not surprised China has developed this attack tool not only to enforce censorship, but for them to have the capability to infect millions of computers just like the NSA was only a matter of time. Edward Snowden not long ago reveled to us proof that the National Security Agency was dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems. (Click here to read more)

 

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This tool can hijack traffic to individual IP addresses, and can arbitrarily replace unencrypted content as a man-in-the-middle.

Source: https://citizenlab.org/2015/04/chinas-great-cannon/

 

This is what worries me about the development of these weapons such as these:

Since the GC operates as a full man-in-the-middle, it would also be straightforward to have it intercept unencrypted email to or from a target IP address and undetectably replace any legitimate attachments with malicious payloads, manipulating email sent from China to outside destinations.  Even email transmission protected by standard encryption (STARTTLS) can be undermined because the GC is in a position to launch a “downgrade” attack, steering the transmission to only use legacy, unencrypted communication.

Our findings in China add another documented case to at least two other known instances of governments tampering with unencrypted Internet traffic to control information or launch attacks — the other two being the use of QUANTUM by the US NSA and UK’s GCHQ.  In addition, product literature from two companies, FinFisher and Hacking Team, indicate that they sell similar “attack from the Internet” tools to governments around the world.57  These latest findings emphasize the urgency of replacing legacy web protocols, like HTTP, with their cryptographically strong versions, like HTTPS.

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How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack On CentOS 7

In this guide, were going to install LAMP Server CentOS 7.

Step One — Install Apache

In the terminal type the following.

sudo yum install httpd

Once it installs, you can start Apache on your server:

sudo systemctl start httpd.service

The next step is to find out if Apache is running. Go to your browser and type in your ip address.

http://your_server_IP_address

You will see the default CentOS 7 Apache web page, It should look something like this:

default_apache

If you see this page, then your web server is now correctly installed.

 

The last thing you will want to do is enable Apache to start on boot. Use the following command will enable this:

sudo systemctl enable httpd.service

Step Two — Install MySQL (MariaDB)

Now that we have our web server up and running, it is now time to install MariaDB (MySQL).

sudo yum install mariadb-server mariadb

When the installation is complete, we need to start MariaDB with the following command:

sudo systemctl start mariadb

Now that the MySQL database is running, we want to run a simple security script that will remove some dangerous defaults and lock down access to the database. Run the following command:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Then the prompt will ask you for your current root password. Since you just installed MySQL, you most likely won’t have one, so leave it blank by pressing enter. Then the prompt will ask you if you want to set a root password. Go ahead and enter Y, and follow the instructions:

Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on...

Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MariaDB
root user without the proper authorization.

New password: password
Re-enter new password: password
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
… Success!

For the rest of the questions, you should simply hit the “ENTER” key through each prompt to accept the default values. This process will remove some sample users and databases, disable remote root logins.

The next thing you will want to do is enable MariaDB to start on boot. Use the following command:
sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service

Step Three — Install PHP

To install PHP run the following command on the terminal:

sudo yum install php php-mysql

This will install PHP. We need to restart the Apache web server in order for it to work with PHP.

sudo systemctl restart httpd.service

Once this is done that is it. There are also other PHP modules you can install. You can see what’s available by running the following:

yum search php-

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