Sunday, August 24, 2008

How to store AddressBook data on an encrypted volume

Ok, i'm paranoid and I did the following to store the data of OS X's AddressBook on an encrypted DMG volume. Using this method I know all data in my addressbook is unencrypted and available only when I want it to be unencrypted (that is, only when I mount the encrypted DMG volume).

This is nothing great or difficult, is actually pretty dumb, but I thought perhaps someone out there will also find it useful:

1.I assume you already have your DMG encrypted volume or TrueCrypt image or whatever you use created; let's say you mount it at /Volumes/encdisk
2.AddressBook data is stored in ~/library/ApplicationSupport/AddressBook
3.Move everything in ~/library/ApplicationSupport/AddressBook to /Volumes/encdisk/AddressBook
4.rm -fr ~/library/ApplicationSupport/AddressBook
5.ln -s /Volumes/encdisk/AddressBook/ AddressBook

and that's it :)

If your encrypted DMG/TrueCrypt volume is not mounted and you launch AddressBook,, it will of course start executing and will then terminate immediately, which is great! :)

DISCLAIMER: Do this at your own risk; I cannot be held responsible if following this instructions destroys all your data.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - WifiZoo's new web site

Wifizoo has a new web site completely dedicated to the tool.

Yes, it is still ugly and basically contains the same info as the old one, but I'm going to change that as soon as possible.

For starters, there's a 'News' section that right now is basically a bunch of items inside a <li> tag :), but this section contain several pieces of information that were scattered on different web sites and my inbox up until now.

The idea is to gather all information regarding Wifizoo in making it the place to go when searching for information about the tool.

To all of you who have sent me links to videos and tutorials about wifizoo, please, can you send them again? I'll go thru my inbox, but I don't want to miss any, so, if you are still interested, please resend me the link to the tutorial/video/etc so I can add it to the web site.

And remember there's a Wifizoo forum at