Web Training Collar
Project by Jasper van Loenen is a collar which will give you an electrical shock every time you visit a non-https insecure webpage:
Many websites still only offer an unencrypted (HTTP) connection to
their visitors. The communication between the visitor’s computer and the
server hosting the website is open, and can easily be intercepted by
others. Possible attackers can see anything the user is seeing: text,
images, links clicked, etc. Especially on open or public Wi-Fi networks
there is always the chance of someone looking at your Internet usage.
The Web Training Collar is aimed at Internet users who want to change
this. If the owners of the websites don’t offer a more secure
connection, you can use the tested Pavlov-effect to condition yourself into not visiting these websites anymore.
This is done using a dog collar that is able to apply a small
electrostatic shock to its wearer. A small piece of software running in
the background on the user’s computer monitors the Internet traffic and
applies a corrective shock when needed. The intensity of the shock
increases with each consecutive visit to an unprotected website.
You can find out more about the project (including the code) here
What is this about?
This is my attic blog. It's an archive of old blog entries and posts on various blogs and blog-like things. When I close a project down, it goes here. This may move, the links aren't permanent, but if you're interested in reading stuff I've written over the years – go nuts!
CAUTION: it's about as well sorted as you'd expect an attic to be.
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