Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:13 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Cryptoparty is a global initiative to introduce privacy concepts and free tools to the public. Recently they developed their free handbook, a 390-page pdf that covers all aspects of privacy for web browsing, email, passwords, and encryption for files, disks, IM, and phone calls. Download it free here.
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390 pages?!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:22 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Nobody is going to read that.

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RE: 390 pages?!
by cheemosabe on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:28 in reply to "390 pages?!"
cheemosabe Member since:
2009-11-29

I didn't read it all but started browsing and already found an interesting tidbit: Hotmail does not use TLS/SSL by default.

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RE[2]: 390 pages?!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:55 in reply to "RE: 390 pages?!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I did download it, mainly to use as a reference. But I it really isn't something for general public consumption.

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RE: 390 pages?!
by MOS6510 on Tue 27th Nov 2012 18:46 in reply to "390 pages?!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I guess you need to see it as a manual where you only read the interesting bits.

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RE[2]: 390 pages?!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 27th Nov 2012 19:02 in reply to "RE: 390 pages?!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I think my overall point was (tbh what I said was a reaction to the page count), is that the people that are likely to benefit most won't be interested in reading a 390 page reference material.

BTW, I am not making a criticism of the quality of material itself or its intention.

Edited 2012-11-27 19:04 UTC

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RE: 390 pages?!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 27th Nov 2012 19:12 in reply to "390 pages?!"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Can't you imagine your friends eyes just lighting up in sheer joy as they open the email you sent them with the pdf attached?

This is a text book way on how to win friends & influence people.

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RE[2]: 390 pages?!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 27th Nov 2012 19:29 in reply to "RE: 390 pages?!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

In all seriousness though, I do think that internet privacy is kind of similar to securing your house.

There is a short list of sensible things you can protect yourself from the majority of malicious threats. However a genuinely determined individual will probably get through anything you put in their way, if they are sufficiently skilled.

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RE: 390 pages?!
by Luminair on Tue 27th Nov 2012 22:34 in reply to "390 pages?!"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

people will read it and disseminate what they learn. this is a very good thing and should be applauded even if the content is poo. the effort is excellent

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RE: 390 pages?!
by Morgan on Tue 27th Nov 2012 23:19 in reply to "390 pages?!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

At first I thought "oh great, more negativity from lucas" but then I remembered that I have over 100 tech books, both e-book and hard copy, that I've never read cover to cover.

So, umm, yeah, who is going to read the whole thing? I'm definitely grabbing it for my collection though!

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RE: 390 pages?!
by Laurence on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:00 in reply to "390 pages?!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Nobody is going to read that.

To be honest, I'm more inclined to read that than pretty much most pieces of fiction.

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