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A Brief Introduction to Security Engineering

Background One of the great myths is that security is complicated, hard to understand, and must be opaque to be effective. This is mostly fiction perpetrated by people who would rather you did not question the security theater they are … Continue reading

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Software: Thoughts on Reliability and Randomness

Overview Software Reliability and Randomness are slippery concepts that may be conceptually easy to understand, but hard to pin down. As programmers, we can write the equivalent of ‘hello world’ in dozens of languages on hundreds of platforms and once … Continue reading

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Howto: Browse (more) Securely / Privately / Anonymously

Background For a number of reasons, many people are increasingly concerned with their privacy and security on the Internet. Since the primary reason most people use the Internet is for browsing, this would be a opportunistic use model to look … Continue reading

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Security as a System: iMessage

Background Say it with me folks, “Security is a system”. In case it is not obvious what that means, I will articulate. Security is made up of a collection of parts, and the system security of this collection is not … Continue reading

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Internet Security As a System

Background Most of us do not see our activities on the Internet as a system, and if it is a system we are not sure what that has to do with securing ourselves on the Internet. First lets look at … Continue reading

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How to Secure Dropbox (and others) – Part 1

Personal security and privacy on the Internet are often seen as lost dreams – something we sacrificed in back in the 90s without a clue. In this blog, I cannot give this back to you, but my hope is to … Continue reading

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