FIREFOX SEND IS AN EASY WAY TO SHARE LARGE FILES SECURELY

YOU’VE GOT NO shortage of ways to send encrypted messages, and at least as many cloud services for sending large files. But the Venn diagram for the two remains surprisingly, inconveniently small. That’s the beauty of Mozilla’s Firefox Send, a free, intuitive, web-based service that lets you share large encrypted files, no strings attached. Send began in … Read moreFIREFOX SEND IS AN EASY WAY TO SHARE LARGE FILES SECURELY

Ubuntu 18.04 needs patching

Ubuntu is a very popular Linux distribution for servers, clouds, and the desktop. So, when parent company Canonical announces it is moving Ubuntu 18.04, the latest long term support (LTS) edition, to a new Linux kernel, it’s time to pay attention and patch. This kernel, 4.15.0-44.47, contains 11 security fixes and other minor improvements. The most significant of these are … Read moreUbuntu 18.04 needs patching

Let’s Encrypt: HTTPS installed for free (in 15 minutes) using cPanel

Introduction Your web site address starts with http:// The site contains interactive elements, such as payment buttons, or text forms etc. For the visitor, the site is flagged by the browser as ‘insecure’. You need to convert the site to https:// This requires that you obtain an SSL certificate, and install it on your web … Read moreLet’s Encrypt: HTTPS installed for free (in 15 minutes) using cPanel

If you don’t want Google to have all of your passwords, you need to turn off Smart Lock

I know it’s convenient to have your Chrome browser save all of your passwords so that you don’t have to type them in each time. However, this is a big security risk. If I were you, I would go to https://passwords.google.com and turn off “Smart Lock for Passwords.” I bet you didn’t know that such … Read moreIf you don’t want Google to have all of your passwords, you need to turn off Smart Lock

How To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail

If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account, rather than checking your mobile for codes you can plug in a verified USB stick instead. You can carry it wherever you go, and of course, it doesn’t lose battery or signal. According to Google, it also offers better protection against phishing attacks. Here’s how you can … Read moreHow To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail

How To Check If You’ve Been Hacked Within Seconds

Even if your password is a bit more complicated that “qwerty,” your information is always out there in the big, bad world of the Internet. Just this week, it was revealed that hundreds of millions of account details had been stolen from many popular email services and websites. So, if you’re worried or curious that your … Read moreHow To Check If You’ve Been Hacked Within Seconds