Monthly Archives: November 2012

Using diff

diff is a *nix command that takes two files and compares them, reporting on the differences between them. For example: $ diff $ When the files are identical, no output is generated (as in this case, comparing a … Continue reading

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GPG tutorials

Paul Heinlein’s GPG Quick Start (very basic, but useful) The GNU Privacy Handbook (more a how-to for gpg, plus concepts) GnuPG FAQ (some helpful things here, but pages more likely will be found via google) Using the GNU Privacy Guard … Continue reading

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Cloud Data Security Using Cloud Storage

Data stored on a cloud storage provider service is generally well-protected from routine eavesdroppers or man-in-the-middle attacks, but there remain other threats. Consider Dropbox, just one of many new services provided online for storing data in the cloud. Dropbox is … Continue reading

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