N-O-D-E explains decentralization with pictures, and explains why (and why not). What does decentralization have to do with privacy? What would it mean to you?
This week Google / Chrome have marked all HTTP sites as insecure. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/08/google_chrome_http_shame/ https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/google-chrome-not-secure.html If you look at present day politics you might think public shaming is no longer an effective tactic, but hey. The downside is that if you have not turned on your HTTPS with a site encryption certificate, and the Chrome alert […]
PIA (a VPN provider)(Virtual Private Network) has a nice summary of “best practices” https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/helpdesk/kb/best-security-practices and there are some tests you can use to confirm what is leaking from your interactions with external parties – of course it is to verify that the VPN is “working correctly”. Steve Gibson has been making various testing tools available […]
I’ve liked the term “zero knowledge” back when it was used in the context of Diffie-Hellman key exchanges and other scenarios (see http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/spr10/cos433/lec17new.pdf for examples). Zero knowledge cloud storage means the cloud service provider has no knowledge of the file(s) and folders you put on their storage (other than of course size and filename). Note: if […]
Facial recognition is everywhere, expanding to public spaces and public gatherings including demonstrations. If you don’t mind being recognized and tagged in a database of demonstrators at various events, no problem; but for some, the state of facial recognition seems readily confused by something as simple as makeup: https://thinkprogress.org/juggalos-are-very-powerful-406ee2282d49/?mc_cid=a9ce860ced&mc_eid=b3f6e964b2
So one day you tell yourself: “I am going to take some serious steps to lock down my privacy, and I’m going to disappear so nobody can find me nor hack me.” The textbook for that activity is from Michael Bazzell who has a find book complete with instructions and checklists. https://inteltechniques.com/links.hiding.html. It’s available at the […]