How to read encrypted Google Chrome cookies in C#

Recently at work I needed to write a few bots/scrapers for websites that do not have an official API or bot support. Emulating browser-based logins without triggering anti-bot checks is challenging, to get around this issue, we login from a web browser on the Windows Server and copy its cookies from the SQLite Database storing them. This blog post explains how to read encrypted Google Chrome cookies in C# programs....

April 18, 2020 · 5 min · Catgirl

How to use Tor as your System DNS Resolver

Recently I posted criticism of Mozilla’s new DNS over HTTPS feature given they disabled they primary security functionality of it. The user isn’t even warned and can be secretly spied on. This blog post details how to use Tor as your System DNS resolver and has instructions for each operating system plus instructions for disabling Firefox’s dangerous DNS over HTTPS implementation. If you’d like to read why Firefox’s implementation of DNS over HTTPS is harmful, you may read my previous blog post....

April 2, 2020 · 5 min · Catgirl

Mozilla's implementation of DNS over HTTPS in Firefox and their claims are misleading at best...

Recently Mozilla finalized their implementation of DNS over HTTPS in Firefox. This protocol would improve internet users’ privacy and security while using Firefox. A change in their implementation means that many of the privacy and security benefits of DNS over HTTPS go away for Firefox users. A history of DNS over HTTPS March 2018: Mozilla begins testing an implementation of DNS over HTTPS. October 2018: RFC8484 was published by the IETF to describe the encrypted DNS System known as DNS over HTTPS....

February 27, 2020 · 6 min · Catgirl