Accessing The Outernet (Tutorial)

This is an excellent guide from rtl-sdr.com on all the hardware and software needed in gaining access to the Outernet. The cost is relatively inexpensive for about less than $100 and there are also guides on how to build your own patch antenna if you chose not to buy one. You also don’t necessarily have to use a Raspberry Pi3, you can run it on a Windows/Linux system though support is limited (at the time of this writing).

I shall put a link to the original article at the bottom and the tutorial begins immediately down below.

 

RTL-SDR TUTORIAL: RECEIVING AND DECODING DATA FROM THE OUTERNET

Outernet is a relatively new satellite service which aims to be a “library in the sky”. Essentially their service is going to be constantly transmitting files and data like news and weather updates from geostationary satellites that cover almost the entire world. Geostationary means that the satellites are in a fixed position in the sky, and do not move over time. By simply pointing a small patch antenna at the sky (with LNA and RTL-SDR receiver), it is possible to download and decode this data from almost anywhere in the world. Their aim is to provide up to date information to users in locations with little to no internet (rural, third world and sea), or in countries with censored internet. It may also be of interest to disaster preppers who want an “off-grid” source of news and weather updates. It can kind of be thought as a kind of one-way download-only internet service.

 

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enhancing macaroni

I’m nowhere near as good at cooking as I’d like to be but I do have a personal “recipe” of sorts. This of course isn’t a serious dish but it’s a great thing to do when you’re coming home from a long day.

 

Here’s what you need:

1. box of macaroni

2. jar of Salsa con Queso (whatever brand you prefer)

3. Peppercorns with grinder (not ground pepper)

 

After you’ve cooked the macaroni, instead of using that crappy powered cheese that came in the box. Use the salsa con queso instead, grind your peppercorns and bam you’re done!

Tutorial – Creating a Basic Proxy

This blog demonstrates how you can configure your site server to also act as a proxy. I used this method myself a few years back before I began using TOR and other means of maintaining anonymity. Before we begin I just want to say that this proxy is NOT perfect since you’ll still be prone to DNS leaks. So if you want pure anonymity then I suggest sticking to TOR and/or use a VPN. This method is great for those who want to bypass network filters, or avoid those freebie malware-ridden web proxies or you don’t want certain sites tracking your IP.

 

For this tutorial I will be using Firefox version 34.0.5 as a web browser

 

1.  Click on ‘Options’, go to the (I.) ‘Advanced‘ section, then click on the (II.) ‘Network‘ tab, and finally click on the (III.) ‘Settings‘ button as pictured.

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iOS 8.1.1 has already been jailbroken.

Wow… that was super fast! So yea anyone using a newer iPhone/iPad, the latest operating system for it (iOS 8.1.1) was jailbroken a few days ago.

Where to download:

http://apt.taig.com/installer/TaiGJBreak_1021.zip

Here’s some step-by-step instructions to do it (very simple):

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/11/29/how-to-jailbreak-ios-8-1-1-…

I’ve been running this on my iPhone 5s for the past 24 hours and I can honestly say it works a little better than the last one (by Pangu) from a few weeks ago. If you’re still using version 8.1 then I suggest you upgrade and jailbreak because that older version was terrible at conserving battery life. Version 8.1.1 does a surprisingly better job and some of the well known veteran crackers are now vouching for this latest jailbr… 🙂

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