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Cryptolocker new and improved: Cryptowall 4.0

It’s been a long day.  You’re tired… heck you’re exasperated.  You prop your elbows on your desk and sink your chin into both palms. What a pleasant respite from the day… today was nuts Suddenly an email pops in your

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3 terminal commands every Mac users should know

Terminal. It could refer to the end of a railroad.  It could refer to a place where you catch flights.  But today it refers to that black screen of terror that neophytes run from.  It’s the Windows Command prompt for

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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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Crypto 201: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) – Cryptography for smarties (Part 2 of 3)

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

Ahh, the Public Key Infrastructure.  It’s sounds monolithic doesn’t it? That’s because it is.  Don’t try to understand it by yourself. You need an expert.  You need Vonnie.  You need to read on playa.

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Crypto 201: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) – Cryptography for smarties (Part 1 of 3)

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

Cybersecurity gurus sometimes stumble over what SSL, HTTPS, TLS have in common.  Do you know the answer?  If you said the “S” then I’ll give you a gold star for being a smartie pants – but that’s not what I have in

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