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Secure your information with a passphrase

A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it’s an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you’ll run into is having to create a passphrase.

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Day 51

This week we’re going to have a look at some computer science. This is something I already find very interesting so it will be great to have a proper look into some of the most important aspects. 175 more words

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Best gifts 2014: Handheld Cryptex Safe

Handheld Cryptex SafeThe Handheld Cryptex Safe can only be opened by aligning the correct codeword with the index.
It is crafted in a solid and sturdy cast alloy and is nearly impenetrable. 29 more words

Best Gifts 2014

SSL Still Vulnerable to RC4 - Billions of Transactions at Risk

Imperva today released its latest Hacker Intelligence Initiative (HII) report, “Attacking SSL when using RC4: Breaking SSL with a 13-year old RC4 Weakness.” Authored by the company’s Application Defense Center (ADC) research team, the report reveals new attack vulnerabilities on the popular Transport Layer Security (TLS/SSL) protocol, which is currently used to protect 30 percent of all SSL transactions, a number that equates to billons of transactions with sensitive user data per day. 427 more words

Defenses

Active tampering is commonplace, says Google

Read more: here, on CNET.

Chris Palmer, a security programmer on Google’s Chrome team, said it last month.

By the way, you really do not want to read the latest Pew report about cyber harassment and cyber bullying, so I am not giving you the link to it.

General Announcements

DARPA Memex Project Erodes Privacy - Powerpoint Brief

Written by: Christopher Furton

Article Available here: http://christopher.killerpenguin.net/blog/darpamemexprojecterodesprivacy-powerpointbrief

Information Management

The Sony Hack: Information Technology Strategy Lessons Learned

Written by: Christopher Furton

Full Article: http://christopher.killerpenguin.net/blog/thesonyhackinformationtechnologystrategylessonslearned


Overview of the Sony Hack

On November, 24, 2014, someone claiming to be a former Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) employee announced via the website reddit.com that current employees were being sent home due to a network hack. 1,931 more words

Information Management