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(ˈpiːtə(r)), n, Dutch Computer geek, Father of 3 boys, Living together with @Chrizzzz. Working as a security consultant at @Atos, CISSP certified, Opinions are my own.

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Stagering numbers, from January to August 2019, around the world, there were more than 518,223 cases of stalkerware precense detected. - https://securelist.com/the-state-of-stalkerware-in-2019/93634

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I'm trying to load the firmware from the dist directory to my micro:bit but this keeps failing.
Off course I'm in maintenance mode and i have switched back and forth between the original firmware versions 0250 en 0253.

This is the .hex file I'm loading:

Name: btlejack-firmware-microbit.hex
Size: 470092 bytes (459 KiB)
SHA256: FE61EEF08BC64E4898CC9ABE047465A3B17A536BCFD39233FA2398B1654AA989

after dropping it on the storage the micro:bit resets and restarts in maintenance mode.
At this point I see the FAIL.TXT on the storage with the following content:

The hex file you dropped isn't compatible with this mode or device. Are you in MAINTENANCE mode? See HELP FAQ.HTM

My micro:bit has version v1.3 B on the print.

Any advice would be appreciated.

@virtualabs I'm trying to load your bltejack firmware on my micro:bit but it keeps giving me a FAIL.TXT telling me the .hex isn't compatible. Have any suggestions?

@pseudohvr Hey Harrison, I like the new logo. I really think I need to have that sticker on my laptop. could you send me, a loyal podcast listener, one so I can show it off?

My @UbisoftUplay password was "2e0eTG180rCdigFh" but because you cannot paste it I changed it to "Ubisoft8" /cc @ubisoftsupport

DNS-over-HTTPS in the Pi-hole

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On the Raspberry pi install the dnss package

apt install dnss

Edit the settings to make it listsn on port 5053, normally it listens on 53

vi /etc/systemd/system/sockets.target.wants/dnss.socket

# Sockets for dnss.
#
# This lets dnss run unprivileged.
# We typically want one UDP and one TCP socket.

[Socket]
ListenDatagram=5053
ListenStream=5053

[Install]
WantedBy=sockets.target

And restart the service, because the pi-hole is running starting probably failed right after installation, port 53 is in use

systemctl restart dnss.socket

In the Pi-hole admin web interface under settings find the tab DNS and adjust the upstream DNS Server to the dnss installation

Pi-Hole - Upstream DNS Servers

And we're good to go. dnss uses by default dns.google.com.

 

 

Attending: Taking Security From Mediocre to Mighty With The MITRE ATT&CK Framework on Brighttalk - https://www.isc2.org/News-and-Events/Webinars/EMEA-Webinars?commid=360733&utm_campaign=Twitter&a...

Good riddance, GandCrab! If you still have files encrypted with GandCrab download the decryptor here https://labs.bitdefender.com/2019/06/good-riddance-gandcrab-were-still-fixing-the-mess-you-left-behi... or via https://www.nomoreransom.org

Lots of kudo's for the expertise on this from @SandboxEscaper, but like it more if she would disclose this responsible 🤔