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Encrypted messaging apps are going to be a hot topic for 2018. With so many reports of snooping and spying in the news, many people are trying to protect themselves from hacker eavesdropping, corporate espionage, and authoritarian governments. The market …

Communications | Posted 8 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on UK Encryption Backdoors Coming? | 1,770 views

If David Cameron has his way way, it will soon be illegal to offer unbreakable encryption in the UK. Under the Investigatory Powers Bill, companies will be required to provide encryption backdoors in their products.┬áThe bill is an upgrade …

In Other News | Posted 2 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on TrueCrypt 7.1 Released | 1,070 views

Release 7.1 of the TrueCrypt on-the-fly encryption application has been announced. The latest version is fully compatible with Mac OSX 10.7 Lion. The TrueCrypt Foundation also makes the source code available.…

Communications | Posted 3 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Facebook Responds | 1,119 views
Facebook Filler Panel

In true Scharzenegger-style, Facebook responds that it’s not a tumor breach. The basic gist of their response is that even though they leaked UIDs, they did not not share any private user data. Apparently when a user agrees …

Communications | Posted 24 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Lessons From Google | 1,801 views

We’re all well aware that Google has been caught in the UK, Spain, Canada. This has been a recurring theme where Google has been using the Street View cars to build up its map collection. In addition …

This Connection is Untrusted

It’s not simply an annoyance. Occasionally Firefox will encounter an issue with a website’s SSL certificate. It will present the user with a full page warning stating that This Connection is Untrusted before proceeding to the web page. At this …

Quick Tips | Posted 6 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Secure Database Connections in WordPress | 1,731 views

If you are setting up a WordPress site with an SSL certificate in a shared environment such as an ISP or hosting center, one of the things that you need to consider is the connectivity to your database. If you

Data Management | Posted 3 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Password Management Strategies | 1,660 views
Secure Data

The best password management strategies start with good policy. Everyone who uses a password to gain access to restricted resources needs to understand the responsibility and stewardship that they inherit when they keep passwords. Be sure that password policies are …