I haven't blogged in a while but I had a bunch of new Chrome extensions I wanted to share. 1. Crypt-Up . Emails are very insecure; they bounce around weird servers that you cannot control. And encryption has been very annoying. Crypt-Up is an extension that beautifully implements PGP encryption for Gmail. (Right now, it's only for Chrome but mobile apps are being planned.) Under the PGP encryption scheme, every user has a private key and a public key. The private key is kept secret, and the public key has to be shared. To send an encrypted email, the sender uses the recipient's public key to scrambled the email. The recipient's private key is the only (known) way to unscramble it. Crypt-Up does a good job of keeping track of private and public keys, and sending emails. You can export your private key to use other PGP products and import your friend's public keys so you can send them emails even if they don't use Crypt-Up. Try it out! 2. Script-Safe . Do you
There's been many reports in the news about scammers pretending to the IRS harassing taxpayers for money with threats of arrest or deportation . There is a new scam where identity thieves will break into the IRS website to request copies of your tax return transcripts and income reports . Once the hackers get access to the IRS website, they can access your W-2 and 1099s for the last ten years. Avoid this scam by claiming your profile first by accessing this IRS website . You don't have to get a transcript. You just have to claim your IRS online account so bad guys can't do it. Of course, you should use really long passwords to stymie the bad guys.
The HP ProLiant Microserver has been a popular platform for small businesses and home users who want to run Windows Home Server 2011 . RAID is a technology that stores data across multiple drives for redundancy against hard drive failure or for extra speed. There are different kinds of RAID arrays. I will explain how to set up a RAID 1 array, which mirrors (copies) data on two drives to keep the data safe even if one of the drives fail.