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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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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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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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