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3 terminal commands every Mac users should know

Mac Terminal Tricks

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 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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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 2 of 5)

Crypto Hypno

In the first part of our series on cryptography, you learned about the data plane, control plane and management planes.  The data plane is when all the bits board first class and fly to some exotic location in French Polynesia.

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Crypto Hypno: Cryptography basics (Part 1 of 5)

Crypto Hypno

Today we’re going to look into how we can make it safer to send traffic on networks.  By embracing encryption we can protect the data that devices use to communicate with each other.  So let me start by saying cryptography is an

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