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Add my Blog to HSTS preload list

Now my Blog, David Yin Blog is https encrypted . And it is also HSTS enabled. And latest, it is HSTS preload enabled.

It has three layers meaning.

  1. https support.
  2. HSTS enabled.
  3. HSTS preload enabled.

Let me explain them one by one.

First, add https support. I did this step on Feb. 2016, when I announced that SSL added. I recorded how I get the SSL certificate and install it on Nginx web server.

After that, all content send back and force from my Blog to an audience is encrypted. Even ISP can not read the content from the data traffic.

comodo-positive ssl-certificate

Second, I add the HSTS into the Nginx configuration, to make it more secure.

What is HSTS?

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a web security policy mechanism which helps to protect websites against protocol downgrade attacks and cookie hijacking. It allows web servers to declare that web browsers (or other complying user agents) should only interact with it using secure HTTPS connections,[1] and never via the insecure HTTP protocol. HSTS is an IETF standards track protocol and is specified in RFC 6797

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Chrome keeps crashing on startup

This morning, when I turn on my PC, I saw the alert message window of Google Chrome.

google-chrome-45--crash

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:    BEX
Application Name:    chrome.exe
Application Version:    45.0.2454.85
Application Timestamp:    55df881b
Fault Module Name:    guard32.dll
Fault Module Version:    8.2.0.4674
Fault Module Timestamp:    55c148a3
Exception Offset:    000269c9
Exception Code:    c0000409
Exception Data:    00000000
OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.28
Locale ID:    1033
Additional Information 1:    245b
Additional Information 2:    245b87f1e9247b2ba9f9bea5f513a892
Additional Information 3:    b91a
Additional Information 4:    b91adc989991e0190675cb62c0dcb1c3

 

I click “Close the program”, and try a lot of time and still not working.

After Google the error, I knew the problem is because of Comodo Firewall program. It has a HIPS facility.

Let me disply the steps to solve this problem.

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How to clear host cache records in Google Chrome browser

It is not often to clear the cache of host records in Browser, here is Google Chrome.

When I change the DNS setting of one of my domain, and I want to see the effect right a way.

First, I change the DNS setting and push the changes.

Second, I check the online tool to check the DNS population is well on Internet.

Third, I check it on my computer, browser.

I use Google Chrome as my main browser. I found it is still going to the old IP, or location.

Browser cache facility keep the records for certain time. It save time for domain resolution from Internet Domain Server.  TTL is 2 hours for Chrome.

To manually clean the cache and force Chrome to get the IP address for real time. Enter the following URL in address bar.

chrome://net-internals/#dns

Then click the “Clean host cache” button.

chrome-host-cache-clear

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Firefox 9.01 release

Time goes so fast. And also version number of Firefox.
Today I saw Firefox 9.01 released. Actually it is released yesterday, Dec. 21, 2011.
Just one day after the Firefox 9.0, which is released on Dec. 20, 2011.
Firefox 8.0 released on Nov.8, 2011.
Is it a number game. To mimic Netscape Navigator.
I do hope Mozilla Firefox can improve the loading speed and fix the memory problem in the soonest future.
Google Chrome has better experience now. The only reason I still use Firefox is the plugins. Firefox has a lot of third party plugins.

Browsers battle in 2009

Now there five main browsers in the market.
Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft IE 8, Mozilla Firefox, Opera.
If we just think about Windows platform.
Firefox has best web application compatibility. For web standards, Google Chrome and Opera are better support standards. Everyone knows that Firefox has a lot of Addons. So for extensibility, Firefox wins.
There are also some very important for users.
Performance, Opera 10 and Google Chrome are loading faster than others.
Platform Support, Firefox and Opera support Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
I do have IE on my Windows. I have Opera and Firefox too.
Among these three, I use Firefox most often, because of addons I need only working on Firefox. Sometimes I use Opera. Opera Unite is very cool.
What happen in next year.

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