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In Other News | Posted 2 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on TrueCrypt 7.1 Released | 1,045 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 | 1,092 views
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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 | 1,781 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 | 1,696 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 | 1,618 views
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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 …

Communications | Posted 24 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Encrypted IM Using Pidgin | 1,800 views
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Public instant messaging platforms such Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger or Windows Live Messenger offers instant messaging services that are highly attractive to individuals and organizations. The provider has already paid the infrastructure costs for the servers and networks …

Quick Tips | Posted 29 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Cant Speak SSL? | 2,607 views

Telnet is a good tool for testing basic connectivity to a service for such things as verifying firewall rules. It’s especially good for stripped down environments where there is not desktop environment with an assortment of user friendly GUI tools. …