Posts Tagged: security

Kingdom of the Blind Giant

Jan - 14 2019

A Parable of Privacy and Security Once upon a time there was a a country ruled by a blind giant. In the beginning, he seemed to be a kind ruler. His subjects were contented and happy. Neighboring kingdoms readily allied with his. Since most of the people thought that he had their best interests at […]

SSL – One Moment of Security

Mar - 26 2017

SSL, Secure Sockets Layer, keeps data sent between two points from being intercepted and misused by a third party. This means that your password, credit card info, Social Security card number, or the name of your girlfriend’s dog will be safely transmitted when you click the DoIt button. But that is all it does. Once […]

Absurdity of Spam

Feb - 08 2014

If you really have to follow a link in spam, if you just can’t help it, totally can’t control yourself, must do it, will die of stupidcuriosity if you don’t, SLAP YOUR HAND. Then, carefully move the cursor to the Delete button and annihilate the temptation. Your computer will now have a slightly better chance […]

My MSE Security Flaw (not?)

Apr - 29 2010

I’ve been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a couple of weeks. It has not buggered up my resources (mind you, SilentBob has 4GB RAM and a decent processor) nor destroyed anything essential (unlike McAfee). I can heartily reccommend it for normal lusers users. With one reservation. I am using a third-party software firewall. Comodo Internet […]