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Erasing drives for security

There are times when we want to erase all the data on a drive for security reasons, such as before we sell a computer we will want to be sure all private information is erased. Other reasons to erase a … Continue reading

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ransomeware and WannaCry (WanaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor)

Ransomeware holds your data for ransom by encrypting it then demanding a payment to unencrypt it. This is a crime. Here are my notes on the recent WannaCry (WannaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor) ransomware. Continue reading

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Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data

Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data, especially laptops. Continue reading

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USA Executive Branch responds to alleged Russian Hacking December 2016

President Obama December 29, 2016 President Barack Obama responded to alleged Russian hacking with sanctions, expulsion of 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives, an executive order and a 13 page document describing the Russian hacking. The 13 page paper titled “GRIZZLY … Continue reading

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Email insecurity

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Email was invented 50 years ago at a time when security and privacy were not major concerns. Times have changed. Now every government, business, hacker and vandal wants to mess with your email. Now email has plenty of security and privacy issues. Continue reading

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