Category Archives: security

safe computing – passwords

Have you ever done something despite the knowledge that it isn’t really safe?  This generic sentence could be anything from jaywalking to unprotected sex. In my case, the situation is perhaps a both more mundane and a 21st century problem.  I do … Continue reading

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Chasing the little green lock

I wanted for the longest time to both convert this blog from http to https. Computers are ever more powerful and my site is pretty simple – it should not have been a big deal.  Not only that but with the … Continue reading

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The carrot and the stick

Google pushes web towards more security It isn’t really news any longer, Google is pushing to secure the web.  Just like any parent they have decided that the carrot isn’t working out quite as planned and now they are using … Continue reading

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enhancing the privacy we still have

Is privacy is simply too much work? The problem is not that technology cannot help out but in my case it seems that I am constantly installing or setting up new computers or virtual machines and there is never the … Continue reading

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security in obscurity

It didn’t make all that much sense to me. Why did the team write their own bug tracking application when they could have either purchased one or used an open source solution.  I guess the team felt that only they … Continue reading

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Security in homogeneous systems

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been quite industrious in creating a new way[1] of tracking documents that could be “borrowed” from a person, business or government against the will of of that entity. This new document protection is the … Continue reading

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security of passwords

It was actually a very long time ago when a friend of mine contacted me about a Word Perfect data file.  It seemed that one of his employees had decided to pick up and leave the company without any notice. Nothing … Continue reading

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Security through obscurity – pdf removing passwords

Initially I was not planning on writing about how to crack pdf passwords.  After all, that would be irresponsible much in the way giving a knife to a small child is irresponsible – right? Well, simply typing in the following … Continue reading

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safe computing – strengthening passwords

A password is simply a method of verifying who you are.  When a good password is selected it is both easy to remember but not easy to guess.  It should contain both upper and lower case letters, numbers and if … 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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