Tag Archives: encryption

safe computing – weak case for weakening encryption

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. William J. H. Boetcker This quote has been often misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.  This is actually a very relevant thought with the respect to economics.  Indeed you cannot improve everybody’s lot … Continue reading

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command line fun – more fun with sftp

A few days back we needed to copy some files around in the production environment and the task was given to me.  It was one of those rather simple tasks as in the email was some examples from a colleague … Continue reading

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command line fun – transferring data with sftp

I must admit that I misunderstood the task when I first saw it.  The vendor had changed how they provide the data.  We will no longer be able to retrieve the data using ftp – the data should be picked … Continue reading

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securing your computer – veraCrypt

In a previous article I described how you can use ecryptfs to secure your partition on your computer.  It was a cool solution that but it was only available on Linux and all of the setup was done from the … Continue reading

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New York gunning to eliminate smart phone sales?

It seems that the fine legislators from the great state of New York feel that smart phone sales in the state have been just a bit too robust.  Well, that is my analysis based on reading the proposed bill. The … Continue reading

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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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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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