Archives for Security

Security vs Privacy on the Internet

Many people think of security and privacy as two different concepts, which is true, but many times when referring to the internet they go hand in hand. When a lot of people talk about their privacy on the internet they also are referring to security, or vice versa.   Security Security has been a concern ever since the Stone Ages. The only difference is that we now have the internet to take into account. Security on the internet is a hard problem to solve primarily because the internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was not built with security in mind. Back in
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Categories: Information Technology, IT Security, and Preston Hood.

Surveillance in the Modern Age

As you may have heard there are many different security agencies and people trying to spy on our every move. Luckily there is still hope for our society. We need to use VERY strong mathematics (cryptography) to put an end to mass surveillance at least at the network level. We can use tools such as the Onion router (Tor), I2P, and Freenet for avoiding someone monitoring your upstream and to provide end-to-end encryption (as long as you don’t exit the Tor network). We also need to use tools such as PGP and OTR messaging to protect our communications that might
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Categories: Information Technology, IT Security, and Preston Hood.