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How To Secure Synology NAS

A Synology NAS is a fantastic tool for organizing your digital files and can also provide a variety of services and apps for you to use both locally on your network and remotely. However, you want to make sure you know how to secure your Synology NAS before you start accessing it remotely, or even […]

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OpenVPN Server on Synology NAS

One of the simplest ways to securely access your home network is by using a VPN. In less than an hour you can set up an OpenVPN Server on your Synology NAS and connect securely from just about anywhere in the world. With this setup, you’ll only have to forward one port from your router, […]

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Synology Diskstation NAS

If you find yourself running low on digital storage space, you might consider buying more cloud storage on Google, Dropbox or another cloud-based storage plan. However, before you start up another digital subscription, you may want to consider a network attached storage (NAS) device like the entry-level Synology DS218+. Why Choose a NAS? A NAS […]

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Self-Hosting Your Own Cloud

Your Digital Footprint in the Cloud In today’s online and always connected world, we leave a digital footprint everywhere we go. The more technology and technology services you use, the bigger and deeper that footprint gets. This presents a concern for the privacy-minded individual. How does one get to use all the cool technology and […]

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Synology HyperBackup and AWS

So you’ve taken the plunge and gotten yourself a cool new Synology NAS. You may be using it for extra general storage, or maybe you’ve set up one of the really useful apps like Moments, or a custom web application like Bitwarden Password Manager. Now would be a good time to think about setting up […]

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Synology Disktation SSL with Let’s Encrypt

Synology Diskstation SSL with Let’s Encrypt – Setting up your Synology Diskstation to be accessible from the web can be useful and secure if done correctly. Packages like Synology Moments (for pictures) and Surveillance Station (security cameras) can work over HTTPS meaning you can access these services from anywhere in the world, assuming you’ve properly […]

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How To Install Bitwarden with Docker and Synology

Recently, I did a complete overhaul of my old password management system. This is a fancy way of saying I got tired of storing password hints in an Excel spreadsheet and decided I needed a real password management system. If you are security-minded like me and have a ton of different usernames and passwords, Bitwarden […]