Sjur Usken

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Monthly Archives: September 2012

In these cloud times…. trucrypt eases your worries


The cloud services are all over the place. From files to your social life is beeing served through the cloud. And then you read about several information thefts from several of these companies and wonders, what would happen if my files were stolen? Would a break into my dropbox, google drive or others make it very easy to do an identify theft as well? What other things could follow? Dropbox is a great service, but to ease your worries, trucrypt comes to your rescue!

Trucrypt makes a virtual file system within an encrypted file (it can do a lot more as well!) You need to have a very good password, but then all the files are protected!

The only drawback is that if you have very large files, and you edit parts of it, you need to upload the complete file every time. Solution could be to divide it into several encrypted files (and if you have several encrypted files, which files should the bad guy try to brute force first…..  but don’t use the same password in case)

Good luck securing your digital life!  (and of course you have enabled two-factor dropbox authentication???)

How one man is bringing VoIP, ‘Net access where telecoms fear to tread


Arstechnica has a great article about a man coming home and no telcos manages to deliver decent services. And then he knew about the MeshPotato and it did what it was designed for, bringing communications to those who has none. Read the full article at arstechnica.