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Your Weekly Security Tip: Passwords!

May 4, 2015

I've been slacking, so with apologies I send you this week's security tips: Tips to help avoid online surveillance Using password managers to stay safe online Protect your devices from hackers – don't get 0wned How to make a super-secure password Thumbnail photo is by Ivan Beeckmans on Flickr, used under (CC BY-NC-SA...

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Your Weekly Security Tip: OTR!

March 5, 2015

In the last episode, I talked about CryptoCat, which allows for secure, ephemeral, group chats in a browser plug-in. Today I want to give you abrief introduction to OTR, or off-the-record messaging, which some folks at the summit were trained on. OTR is a protocol that allows for two people using certain chat...

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Your Weekly Security Tip: CryptoCat!

February 20, 2015

Hello GVers! This week we'll look at a simple tool that allows you to chat more securely with your friends and GV colleagues. What is CryptoCat? CryptoCat is a web app or browser add-on that encrypts your conversations. It works with most browsers. Encrypts my conversations…what does that mean? It means...