More security help for you: Hashing. So now what is hashing? In cryptography a hash function is a one-way mathematical operation that takes an arbitrary block of data and returns a fixed-size bit string. For today we’re going to use hashes to extend the strength of a password and reduce the possibility of getting compromised. So what exactly does a hash look like? Continue reading Hashing It Out.
Here’s another security life lesson for you: please, please, please use 2-FA whenever possible, and by that I mean Two Factor Authentication, not the crazy stimulant drug. It’s more likely than not that you’ve used at least a few forms of 2-factor authentication in your lifetime, you just didn’t know the terminology for it. So what is 2-factor authentication (2-FA) and why is it so important? Continue reading Use 2-FA, Everyday.
Security life lessons: Entropy and Passphrases.
All your life you’ve been conditioned into making passwords that are hard to remember but easy for computers to randomly guess. Continue reading Passphrases and Entropy
So as a security/privacy/cryptography enthusiast I’ve got this to say about the Hillary Clinton email scandal:
“If you’re going to keep secrets, don’t be so damn sloppy about it.” Continue reading On Hillary Clinton’s Email Server:
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