In my effort to move away from Dropbox, I was testing Synology CloudStation with my own Synology NAS at home, I was very frustrated with the extremely slow speed.
Because I was still in testing mode, I used a Synology feature called “Quickconnect”, that I thought would work like a Dynamic DNS. While it usually does, if you use it together with CloudStation, it seams that the traffic is routed through Synology’s servers, which a) makes it incredibly slow and b) kind of defeats the purpose of more security. (The traffic is still encrypted, if you use SSL)
The solution to the problem is very simple: Do not use Quickconnect and connect directly to the DiskStation. If it has a public IP address open TCP port 6690 or forward that port from your router or firewall if the DiskStation has only a private IP address, e.g. in your home network. You will get a much better performance.
US Embassy in Berlin (2014-07-19)
- Apple is dishing out a lot of data behind our backs
- It’s a violation of the customer’s trust and privacy to bypass backup encryption
- There is no valid excuse to leak personal data or allow packet sniffing without the user’s knowledge and permission.
- Much of this data simply should never come off the phone, even during a backup.
- Apple has added many conveniences for enterprises that make tasty attack points for .gov and criminals
- Overall, the otherwise great security of iOS has been compromised… by Apple… by design.
English: Slacktivism (sometimes slactivism or slackervism) is a portmanteau of the words slacker and activism. The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes “feel-good” measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it take satisfaction from the feeling they have contributed. The acts tend to require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist. The underlying assumption being promoted by the term is that these low cost efforts substitute for more substantive actions rather than supplementing them, although this assumption has not been borne out by research.
Slacktivist activities include signing Internet petitions, joining a community organization without contributing to the organization’s efforts, copying and pasting of social network statuses or messages or altering one’s personal data or avatar on social network services. Research is beginning to explore the connection between the concept and modern activism/advocacy, as groups are increasingly using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.
German: Die Zusammensetzung aus ‚slacker‘ (engl. für rumhängen, nichts tun, lustlos sein) und ‚activism‘ bezeichnet Menschen, die eigentlich zu faul sind, den Arsch hoch zu kriegen, aber andererseits doch aktiv sind. Allerdings nur bei solchen Aktionen, die wenig Anstrengung erfordern. Beispiel: einer Facebok-Gruppe beitreten, Armbändchen oder Buttons mit (politischen) Botschaften tragen oder an ‚niedrigschwelligen‘ Demonstrationen teilnehmen, die nicht viel Aktionismus verlangen (Buy Nothing Day oder World Earth Hour).
(…) Es sei durchaus üblich, dass die Geheimdienstmitarbeiter Nacktfotos und sexuell kompromittierende Bilder der überwachten Nutzer ihrem Büronachbarn zeigen und an Kollegen weiterleiten. “Niemand bekommt davon etwas mit, weil die Kontrolle dieser Systeme so unglaublich schwach ist.”
(Pic CC Todd Huffman)