Unscramble what HTTPS, SSL, TLS, VPNs and Apple’s Private Relay do, and how they could be used to protect you.
Apple’s Private Relay service isn’t a full VPN, but is designed to ensure that no one knows both your IP address and the sites you connect to. Is it a good choice?
Over a million people learned that very personal details of their had been leaking from an unsecured server. What should we learn?
VPN is important protection when you use public-access WiFi, and many now rely on it to protect them from government snooping. Do you trust it?
The workhorses of computer security, message digests and security certificates, are in the process of changing. Some disruption will result.
With new vulnerabilities to be disclosed in secure web (HTTPS) connections, could these be officially exploited in UK government snooping?
Sharing docs between Macs, or with iOS devices, need not be complex or messy. You may even find OS X Server a help.
Could your HTTPS and VPN be so easy to crack that a well-prepared hacker could open your secure connections?
Benefits to the loss of privacy proposed in the UK are ebbing away as Internet behaviours change, but this is not considered in its justification. Is it too late?