I’ve begun to transition this site to use Lets Encrypt! for signing of SSL. Because the site has specified an HPKP previously, a transition period is needed where clients can see the old certification signing the intention to transition to the new certification.

That process has started, and the full transition will happen in a couple months. The good news is that the letsencrypt setup process was otherwise painless.

CascadiaFest

I’m quite excited to be talking at CascadiaFest this summer about the work I’ve been doing on scanning the Internet. My talk proposal is archived here. The cool end-results are still getting ready for publication, but one of the code modules I’m pretty excited about that happened in the process is ip2country.

Open Tech Fund

I’m excited to be supported by the Open Technology Fund on my research of activist.js. I’ve found myself in highly esteemed company, and hope to live up to goals of program. Will Scott, a graduate student in the Networking Lab at the University of Washington, will continue his work on Activist.js, a tool that helps… Continue reading Open Tech Fund

31C3

I gave a talk last week at CCC in Hamburg on the state of consumer technology in Pyongyang. It’s available for streaming online. Images shown in the talk are available.

Webrtc-Adapter

WebRTC continues to develop towards an evolving standard, requiring some additional leg work to use it in projects. In yet another attempt at bridging that gap, I’ve been working on maintaining an adapter lessening some of the deviation from standard in current browsers.

https://www.npmjs.org/package/webrtc-adapter

It currently fixes

  • Response of format of getStats in Chrome
  • Translation to ‘url’ from the standard ‘urls’ when configuration is passed to Firefox
  • Emission of the ‘negotiationneeded’ event when a data channel is created in Firefox

The main hope is that this will be easier to include in projects than previous attempts.

Open Proxies

I spent a bit of time last month looking at Open Proxies. They’re are one of the dark corners of the internet that have been around forever but which we still don’t really understand. It was really cool to get a view into the largely international nature of the servers, get a sense of where… Continue reading Open Proxies