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    I decided to take an old 32-bit dust bucket of a PC I had laying around and turn it into a DNS filter using Pi Hole.

    It immediately started blocking 30% of the traffic going out of my computer which is almost exclusively Microsoft phoning home about who-the-fuck-knows and Google logging what I had for breakfast.

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    Where the hell is @KoalaRimjob to give me the Microsoft Certified Professionalâ„¢ spin on this.

    I got paranoid and added about 200 spam lists to the database but then it started blocking facebook and twitter altogether (not necessarily a bad thing).

    It's pretty eye opening to see the amount and frequency these operating systems send back user data. I haven't connected my phone to the pihole yet but I'm expecting similar results with my carrier needing to know my GPS coords every 60 seconds.
     
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    I once let windows 7 install a new update on my old PC and it got so slowed down from sending "usage data" all the fucking time I had to reinstall the whole thing.
     
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    Now days the Windows 7 updates just blue screen your system. It's their way of saying "you should have took the free upgrade"
     
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    Windows 10 is too obnoxious with its ads in the whatever they renamed the start menu to.
     
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    10 is better than 8, 7 is better than 10, but Microsoft is taking active measures to break 7 and force people off it.

    Linux workstations are a joke and Macs are just as bad. There really isn't an alternative.
     
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    I tried out linux for the first time and I ran into many difficulties. I had to install several distros until I found one that actually works on my PC. Then it was a nightmare to get it to work. I wasted an hour to find out that I had to install the sudo command first and only then could I install a graphics card driver. Even after there weren't many programs for my i386 build, so I was very limited. In the end an update fucked it up and I couldn't find the boot disc (which had an online installer), so I was like fuck this shit.
     
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    I use linux.
     
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    Shave your neck.
     
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    This but Windows 10.
     
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    I'll allow her with a goddamn sledgehammer.

    It reset my Xbox password remotely once cuz I got a new laptop n was trying to set up a new Microsoft acct for it. It asked me if I wanted to apply the changes to all devices, yeah sure.

    Fucker.
     
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    What's the difference to using this http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm ? I mean, besides monitoring.
     
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    That's for one client, PiHole becomes a DNS server and handles the whole network.
     
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    Windows 10 is terrific.
     
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    I tried setting up something similar when someone on Suprbay promoted the idea and I had the same outcome of everything being blocked.

    For alternative search engine searx.me was starting to look good (general info), but now it's broken because of google's captchas. For an extra layer of tinfoil, you could take this mirror list of theirs and cycle between them as your homepage.

    Maybe try ecosia.org, if you're not feeling lucky but more like a dirty hippie. :baked:
    80% percent of the income they get for selling google your data, amirite? or they consider the "surplus income" to be a small part of their profits.

    When it comes to search engines I just don't know or care anymore, everyone's out there to shove a webcam up your ass because it pays. What we really need is a company making big profit from polluting the big bros with spammy yet sophisticated noise data.
     
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    @uberfukken So I recently set up an actual raspi with pi-hole, and you can safely downgrade the rig you're running it on. Running a minimal raspian install with optional gui for remote sessions, usually just fuck around with it through cli, and the load is negligible. Running a couple of additional simple web services on the same pi, and it chugs along at 6W peak power consumption.
     
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    I'm running it on Debian 9 so that uses a fair share of resources but otherwise pihole barely even registers

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    0.3% of 2gb is what, 6mb? You can run pihole on a toaster.
     
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    That's just the memory footprint, CPU load is also negligible.
    Would have used a pi zero if they had ethernet ports. Incidentally, my toaster does have a pi zero in it, but no network adapter - so I can't use it for pi-hole, though I can play Quake III Arena on it.
     
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    Single core Pentium 4 powerhouse. Not sure if it can run Quake.
     
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    heart attacks are a danger to yourself HUEHUEHUEHUEHUE
     
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    Oh wow. The last p4 I had was scrapped in gold extraction experiments years back.
     
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    Some of the laptops I got laying around are even older. They can run XP so they're good candidates for a bare-metal malware lab, only reason I keep em around. Pretty handy in network labs too.
     
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    I keep some old junkers around, but the oldest ones that are usable are core duo's.
    I'll usually just fire up some VMs if I require legacy OS support.
     
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    VMs are good for everything except malware labs. A lot of them check their environment and don't execute in a VM. You can still do it on VMs but you're working with a handicap.
     
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    Sure, but I don't run malware surveys for anyone except myself, and I use recent hardware.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by malware surveys but I'm talking about sandboxing ransomware. You typically don't want to try that anywhere near your home network. Unless you got a bunch of i5s laying around in which case stop blowing your money.
     
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    Testing out infection vectors and known strains of malware against IDS, IPS, AV, MV, FW or combination of more than one such system on a sandboxed rig.
    And as a matter of fact, I do have a few i5s lying around, granted they are of the older ivy bridge generation.
    People give away computers all the time if they don't have the know-how to fix them themselves.
     
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    Malware survey = hardening. Just know that all the endpoint security in the world doesn't mean shit against an unreported threat.

    I'm talking intentional infection on unsecured network using tools to reverse engineer. https://cuckoosandbox.org/ is great but has a very unfortunate name.