Stop being hacked
It is time to secure your electronic data and in the latest Good and Geeky Book I show you how. Step by step guides on how to encrypt your text in a document, how to encrypt files on your computer, how to secure your emails. It is simplicity itself to put this GPG Tools software on your Mac or GPG4Windows on your PC and defend your private electronic information. You wouldn’t put private information like your bank details or something concerning your health on a Postcard. So why send your data in as plain clear text in an email. The governments of the world are scanning and stealing data and then you have the criminal hackers that will happily run off with your money.
It is up to you
Google, Yahoo and Facebook want you to share all your information so you won’t get any help there. You are their product and you need to look after your own data. Use Pretty Good Privacy or the open source free version OpenPGP or GPG. In the book I give you step by step guides on how to set it up and how to use it successfully. Even if you think you have nothing to hide, that’s just an excuse to avoid learning how to do it.This weekend for the launch I’m selling it for 99 cents. Better than having your identity stolen.
If you want it as an ePub or as a PDF let me know and I will organise something for you.
More ways of skinning the encryption cat
Once you understand how the PGP/GPG system of email privacy works, it’s really quite simple. There are some people just can’t quite get their head around the notion of a public and private key. For these people who can’t get to grips with this I would suggest another possibility is to use an S/mime certificate. The only problem with these certificates is that they can be fiddly or even hard to set up in the first place. It is also true that some people prefer this for encryption and if you want to send encrypted emails to this person you’ll need to have S/mime setup on your computer.
I recently set up new certificates from Start SSL to replace the expired certificates I had created in previous years. The free certificates only last for one year which is not a problem. I went through the process of validating the emails and using the certificate Wizard on Start SSL. I needed to create a CSR document and use this to allow me to download certificates. I also had to create a P12 type of file so I could get the certificate onto my iOS devices. This is so when an encrypted email arrives on my iPhone or iPad I can still read it because the certificate is present on the device. It’s all quite a complicated process but not difficult if you can follow a step-by-step guide. To this end, I made my own guide to remind me when I go back to do the job again next year. If you’d like to set up an encryption certificate with Start SSL then you can use this PDF book I created for myself. Fill in the form down below and I’ll give you a download link for the PDF.
If you’re serious about having email encryption then I think you need to have both systems set up. Like I said some people prefer one hurrah than the other and so you’ll need to have both available to you.
Download PDF Book - SMIME SETUP
Using S/Mime certificates is easy when you have it set up. Learn how to get the Certificate on to your Mac and iOS Devices.
FREE Step by Step Guide to Getting a S/Mime email certificate from StartSSL.com
There are a lot of steps to set up a cert. You have to use the Terminal and put the private key and the certificate in the right places to get the file you need to put the certificate on your iOS devices.
DON'T WORRY - IT'S EASY WITH THIS GUIDE
Right click on the link to download to your device