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Beginning Linux for Windowsphiles (Part 2 of 3)

Linux Basics with Vonnie

In the previous guide we talked about the two ways Linux defines the word free.  In this guide we’re going to dive into the licensing details.  I know that sounds super boring but I promise you it’s not as bad

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Beginning Linux for Windowsphiles (Part 1 of 3)

Linux Basics with Vonnie

So here’s the dealyo: You absolutely can’t claim to be a computer geek if you don’t know Linux.  It’s impossible. Impossible like a square circle! Impossible like saying “I can’t say a word in English” Impossible like saying “My brother

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Crypto 201: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) – Cryptography for smarties (Part 3 of 3)

PKI with Vonnie, background image credit J. Triepke via Flickr

So let’s trace what happens when the certificate arrives at your computer.  I n the last post we talked about why it’s mathematically infeasible for someone to forge a root certificate signature.  I also showed you how to view the

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How to find and erase all the cookies on your computer

Finding the Cookies on your computer. Background cookie image via Flickr from Neil Conway

I love cookies.  Oreos are good; everyone loves those but believe it or not: they aren’t my favorite.  Walkers Shortbread cookies are also pretty damn good but they don’t take the gold in my book. The cookies I’m really digging these

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Crypto Hypno: Cryptography basics (Part 5 of 5)

Crypto Hypno

Ahh the refreshing scent of cryptography.  It’s like a fresh rose on valentines day. In my last post you learned about VPNs.  I showed you the nitty gritty itty details about the protocol and both phases (hopefully you didn’t phase out

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