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How and Why to Use GPG in Slack

By Sean McDonnell | July 30, 2019

What is GPG? GPG stands for GNU Privacy Guard (gnupg.org). GPG is a way to securely encrypt and decrypt text. For example, say you want to share a username, password, or any other sensitive information with a trusted person via Slack, GPG allows you to send that message securely. You never know if Slack could…

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Capital One and EC2 Hack – an Overview

By Nate Aiman-Smith | August 5, 2019 |

There’s been a ton of coverage of the recently discovered Capital One breach. I’m generally very skeptical when AWS security makes the news; so far, most “breaches” have been a result of the customer implementing AWS services in an insecure manner, usually by allowing unrestricted internet access and often overriding defaults to remove safeguards (I’m looking at you, NICE and Accenture and Dow Jones!).  Occasionally, a discovered “AWS vulnerability” impacts a large number of applications in AWS – and it also impacts any similarly-configured applications that are *not* in AWS (see, for example, this PR piece…um,…

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