Monthly Archives: December 2015

encryption in politics and just not getting it

Before I get started, I think that all the politicians from both sides of the aisle are perhaps only briefed on one side of any issue before they get out in public to talk about it.  The side of the … Continue reading

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safe computing – encryption

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana Recently a friend of mine had an old computer that had a lot of personal photographs on it but it stopped working.  To be honest, he really … Continue reading

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securing your computer – eCryptfs

There are a lot of possible options for securing your computer using encryption.  Perhaps the easiest way to secure your data would be to purchase a new laptop with support for a self encrypting disk drive.  Failing that, all the … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale – email attachments

So my sister sent me an email as there were problems at work, as luck had it she was out of the office when she got this from bookkeeping. She couldn’t make heads nor tails of it.  To be honest, … Continue reading

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safe computing – can you trust your computer

When you purchase a new computer the manufacturers are usually kind enough to install everything starting with the operating system.  This is usually a somewhat limited version of the currently shipping version of windows.  Inevitably the computer also includes a … Continue reading

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