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Authentication Mechanisms – How Secure are They?

Authentication Mechanisms – How Secure are They?

Hello everyone! Recently, I’ve been reading about the Digest Authentication mechanism (RFC 2617) after reading the Account Password Policy section of the Windows Local Computer and Group Policy Object (GPO) editors piqued my interest. RFC 2617 describes two primary authentication methods: Basic and Digest. Basic Authentication Basic is as simple as it is insecure. Basic transfers the specified username and password in PLAINTEXT unless of course surrounded by a layer of encryption such as SSL/TLS. Which I’d STRONGLY recommended you…

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Carbonate Buys Webroot

Carbonate Buys Webroot

I usually don’t go into Windows (especially in terms of security). But I find this article really interesting. Apparently Carbonate has bought out Webroot. I don’t know what exactly they plan on doing with it. Perhaps they plan on using Webroot as part of their product as sort of an Backup/Anti-virus solution (Anyone remember Norton Backup?) Either way, as always with technology it will be interesting to see what will happen.

VeraCrypt for Windows Encryption

VeraCrypt for Windows Encryption

Hello again everyone, I start this week’s post off with a question: How many of you have used or at least heard about TrueCrypt? Now TrueCrypt has long since become an abandoned project. But as is often the case with Open Source software, the long standing project was ported and continues to be supported under a new name. This new name you ask? VeraCrypt. VeraCrypt is a very secure filesystem encryption software that allows users to even do things like…

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