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Why encryption is a good thing

Why encryption is a good thing

November 28, 2016

Encryption is a useful tool that can be used to protect yourself online.  It protects your privacy, defends you against hackers, and sends a message that...

The controversy over Encryption

November 1, 2016

Filed under The Okasinski Files

Encryption has been discussed in the recent news.  But if encryption is just a lock, why is it so controversial?  Detractors of encryption point to three main arguments: that they have “nothing to hide”, that it protects terrorists, and it is too inconvenient to use.  However, none of these arguments hold water. Let’s say that Bob believes he has nothing to hide. ...

In the age of hacking, what is encryption?

Jonathan Okasinski, For The Knight Crier

September 29, 2016

Filed under The Okasinski Files

Nearly every website and online service has encryption.  It works in the background, protecting you while you lackadaisically drift through yet another page of Instagram photos.  Encryption does this by making your message unreadable to anyone except for you and the person that you send your message to.  But how does encryption work?   Let’s consider a simple...

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