Category: Cryptography

Eight Steps for Increased Privacy and Security

I have been reading up on privacy, computer- and information security and free software for quite a while now. These topics are very broad and can’t be summed up in just one post, so I’m going to write about eight steps that I think will increase your security and privacy while you are doing your

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Surveillance Self-Defense

You have most likely heard about the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). They are fighting for your rights in the digital world and writes about privacy, among other things. They also develop software products, like the Internet browser add-on HTTPS Everywhere. They run a project called Surveillance Self-Defense which is what I wanted to share with

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Syncthing – The Open Source BitTorent Sync Alternative

I must say, syncthing looks promising. It’s a peer-to-peer way to store and share files between people and devices. It’s free of charge and cross-platform (for GNU/Linux, Windows, OS X and Solaris – you can even use it on your Raspberry Pi). The setup is fairly fast and easy, the downloaded file to get it

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How to Encrypt Files on GNU/Linux Using GPG, Ccrypt, Bcrypt and 7-Zip

I stumbled over yet another tutorial on how to encrypt files on GNU/Linux. And this is a good one, and easy to understand, so I thought I should share it here. It’s about how you can encrypt single files and multiple files (by compressing and encrypting them) using the command line. The article is named

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