Tag: security


PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) has been around for a long time. PGP is a system that allows you to encrypt a message using a key pair. A key pair consists of a public key and a private key. The public and private key pair are created at the same time and are permanently linked; one…

Online Passwords

Recently some major password database leaks have been making headlines all over the internet. Last.fm the social music website, LinkedIn a professional social networking website, and eHarmony a well known dating website have all been victims of a recent cyber-crime spree of database break-ins. LinkedIn in particular is reporting that more than 8 million passwords may have been compromised.