Host file - you, your computer and the interwebz : security specialz combo for ultimate annihilation of your foez ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By ReachOutForBits | internetthing | 24 Aug 2020


 

Hope that title suits this post.  Its about Host files and really, there should be a lot more hype around these little files!

as crypto users we should use this file more! safety first!

when you get an old computer this can ACTUALLY HELP YOU - DO THIS SHIT BEFORE YOU PLUG IN THE INTERNET CORD PLZ AND FUCKING THANK YOU.

can you chase 10 year old undetected malware from a dead guy who never had twitter...  :'(

 

You:  Basically a host file and how it affects you is that, YOUR computer has a internet capability, just like everyone else's, these host files -

found here on Windows >c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts     use the text editor to open this file for easy of editing

and here on Linux > /etc/hosts/  "simply input: sudo nano /etc/hosts     - in terminal"

 

-can filter off sites you don't want to see - as an example

if I wanted to block com.com i could do this:

1. open host file

2. place the line 127.0.0.1 com.com  (you can also place 127.0.0.1 www.com.com for good measure)

3. save the hosts file

**4. on windows you may have to wait up to half an hour, but "ipconfig /flushdns" helps slightly at terminal

 

 

you can also block ip adresses like this

127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1

or

0.0.0.0 127.0.0.1

although you don't want to do that specific combo....do you?

 

 

 

 

Your computer: Basically your computer "sees" this file and "thinks" "OMG I should send this com.com to 127.0.0.1 and not thru my services to my master, master will remove my RAM"

1. You search com.com

2. Your computer says "hey that's com.com"

3. Routed to local-host and in browser should return a "cannot connect" type page depending on browser or os

 

The Interwebz: I am going to be brutally an completely honest. the interwebz will give you anything and this hosts file will help protect you, your family, your business - Learn to use it!

 

with hosts files it is difficult to block ipv6 - but not impossible

ill write a future post about ipv6 block attempts and ipv4/ipv6 router and how to block that also

 

 

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ROFB means Reach Out For Bits.

Reach Out For Bits is a name that should be self-explanatory.

GodBlessUsAll.

 

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