Articles tagged: answercast 130

HTTPS

How does website or VPN encryption work?

Using a bunch of mathematical magic, a key pair is generated. But that’s just where the fun starts.

Dropbox

How Can I Back Up My Data More or Less Continuously?

With hardware failures, accidental deletions, and more, it’s easy to lose files as you are working on them. What’s the easiest way to back up your computer as you go?

Why are sites making it difficult for password managers?

Long passwords are your top-line of defense in internet security. Don’t let any trends steer you in the other direction.

Email Envelope

How can I prove that I didn’t send a particular email?

So much information in email can be spoofed that it’s difficult to prove where an email came from unless you look at the headers.

Why Did I Get this Additional Driver Utility?

More frequently, unwanted software is included in the download package of things you actually want. Preventing these programs from being installed is easy; getting rid of them may not be.

Can My Computer Be Hacked if I’m Offline at an Internet CafĂ©?

Internet café hackers can get at you in a number of different ways, but how much do you really need to worry?