Meet Codemoji: Mozilla’s New Game for Teaching Encryption Basics with Emoji

🌂🐵✉😓🌉✋📒🏩💥🐵 👻😩📒📒🏂😓😁 The above message may seem like a random string of emoji. But not so: When decoded, it reads: “Encryption Matters.” Today, Mozilla is launching Codemoji, a fun, educational tool that introduces everyday Internet users to ciphers — the … Continue reading

Mozilla-supported Let’s Encrypt goes out of Beta

In 2014, Mozilla teamed up with Akamai, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identrust, and the University of Michigan to found Let’s Encrypt  in order to move the Web towards universal encryption. Today, Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta. We here at … Continue reading

GPG key management, part 2

Welcome back to the GPG series, where we are exploring how to make use of GPG with other applications to secure and protect your data. In the first installment, we covered the functions of GPG. You learned about integrity, non-repudiation… Continue Reading →

Mozilla Introduces Surveillance Principles for a Secure, Trusted Internet

#IstandwithMozilla Security is paramount to a trusted Internet. Encryption is a critical part of how that trust is made real. The recent events around Apple and the FBI set a dangerous precedent. Our position on these issues is simple: the … Continue reading

GPG key management, part 1

Welcome back to the GPG series, where we are exploring how to make use of GPG with other applications to secure and protect your data.This installment will cover key creation, key revocation certificate creation, and sending the public key to… Continue Reading →

GPG: a Fedora primer

GPG, or GnuPG, refers to the Gnu Privacy Guard utility. GPG is a freely available implementation of the OpenPGP standard that was released by Werner Koch in 1999. The security and privacy of data and individuals is an important topic in modern culture. The… Continue Reading →

Elections (Vote Now!), Atomic, OpenQA, Let’s Encrypt, and GNOME shortcut key design

Don’t Forget to Vote! The 2015 November / December Fedora Elections officially began last Monday, and voting closes today (December 14th) at 23:59:00 UTC. Watch the timezone —  that’s a lot sooner than midnight in many parts of the world…. Continue Reading →

LetsEncrypt now available in Fedora

LetsEncrypt recently entered into a public beta. Thanks to the work of the LetsEncrypt team and Fedora packagers, the official LetsEncrypt client is now available in both Fedora 23 and Rawhide. To learn how LetsEncrypt works or what it is, you can read… Continue Reading →

LetsEncrypt enters public beta

LetsEncrypt is an initiative being sponsored by several different organizations including Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation following from recent privacy discussions in various communities last year. The key goal is to provide free, easy encryption via free SSL certificates… Continue Reading →

TrueCrypt With Ubuntu AppIndicator PPA

Ubuntu doesn’t support tray icons by default and further more, the systray whitelist, which could be used to get applications to use the systray, has been removed with Ubuntu 13.04.This is pretty bad for TrueCrypt, an open source disk encryption application that still uses a tray icon and doesn’t come with an Ubuntu AppIndicator, because […]