Government agencies are increasingly pushing for a “back door” to encryption. I’ll look at what that means, and why it’s such horrible idea.
When sending your computer out for repair, you’re handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.
I recently switched Ask Leo! to SSL, partly as a statement and partly for fun. I’ll explain a little of what goes on behind the scenes.
Many online cloud storage providers encrypt your data, but if needed, they can decrypt it themselves. BoxCryptor is a great solution to ensure that your online data remains private, regardless of how it’s stored.
A secure website means the site owner has jumped through the technical hoops necessary to qualify for https. Safety is another thing all together.
Once you are out of https pages you are out of encryption. But there is one good way to secure all your online activities.
If your computer is not physically secure, it is very possible for someone to install something unwanted on your machine even when you’re not logged in.
A stolen or lost computer can open the doors to all sorts of havoc if you’re not prepared. I’ll cover a few of the basics.
There is very little about your computer that can be transmitted over a WiFi connection… provided you know how to keep yourself safe on the internet.
Using a bunch of mathematical magic, a key pair is generated. But that’s just where the fun starts.
Password-protecting a flash drive isn’t easy. Aside from purchasing a flashdrive with encryption built in, I’ll look at a couple of approaches using free software.
Email is ubiquitous and convenient, yet surprisingly not very secure. I’ll look at why that is and when you should worry.
TrueCrypt provides a solution for encrypting sensitive data – everything from portable, mountable volumes to entire hard disks.