Setup your own VPN with OpenVPN

Using the excellent Digital Ocean tutorial as my base I decided to setup an OpenVPN server on a Linux Mint 18 computer running on my home network so that I can have an extra layer of protection when connecting to those less than reputable WiFi hotspots at airports and hotels. While this post is not meant…

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The “war” over PGP

Recently there have been two very good, and opposing, articles written on the state of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and whether or not it is worth using in 2016/2017 and beyond. You can find the original article, I’m throwing in the towel on PGP, and I work in security, at Ars Technica here but I’ve reproduced…

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Let’s Encrypt Certificate Update (July 2016)

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Let’s Encrypt Certificate Update (May 2016)

The following represents the latest Let’s Encrypt Certificate information for this site. The following is an affiliate advertisement: SSL LOPRO8 Amplified Subwoofer System 8-inch 600-watt for CDN$ 143.68 New from CDN$ 143.68RCA low-level inputs. High-level inputs. Green and red LED power status indicator. Remote level control. 0 or 180 phase-selector switch. 0.2V – 6V adjustable…

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Neat security & privacy add-ons for Firefox

HTTPS Everywhere Created in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation this add-on automatically attempts to increase the security of your connection to websites by switching over to HTTPS if the web site supports it (even if it uses HTTP by default). Privacy Badger Another add-on created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, this add-on attempts to…

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Now with SSL/TLS!

I’ve finally gotten around to enabling SSL/TLS on this website. For now I’ve simply used a StartSSL free certificate which will expire in one year. I’m still testing things out for now but the goal is to keep the site 100% secure from now on. The following is an affiliate advertisement: Bulletproof SSL and TLS by Ivan…

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