Category Archives: Technology

How to Create a Self-signed Security Key

With the rise in cloud computing, more and more companies are moving to services like Amazon for remote resources for their networks. The problem is, whenever you pass data over the internet, it’s vulnerable to interception by third parties. Whether that third party is a hacker on another continent, or more official ones on this one, doesn’t matter. Your data is being sent, and it can be sniffed out. Never fear, there is a solution.

Encryption keys are easy to create, and allow you to configure your own encryption types and levels. In this article, we’ll go over how to create your own key on Ubuntu servers. It will probably work just as well on other flavors of Unix/Linux, but the commands may vary a bit. Continue reading How to Create a Self-signed Security Key

Bypassing the Pleasantries: How Internet Security is Getting Personal

It’s a very disturbing fact that even in 2014, over half of internet users in the UK are still not implementing appropriate web security to protect their data. Maybe people will endeavour to change this attitude when they learn that a massive amount of personal data was recently discovered to be for sale on the online ‘black market’.

How much data? Information from over 360 million accounts and well over one billion email addresses were up for grabs to the highest bidder. When it comes to the web, anyone and everyone is after what they can steal, take or copy.

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How Can 3D Printing Help Your Business?

3D printing is a relatively new concept that has not yet found its way into every facet of business. However, it is well on its way and there are an infinite number of ways that 3D printing can completely revolutionize businesses of all types. In fact, the popularity of 3D printing has completely changed certain industries such as the firearm industry as well as space exploration. There is no doubt that it will continue to propel businesses forward. Virtually any type of business that manufactures goods can benefit from 3D printing through more efficient, faster manufacturing and reduced production costs.

What is 3D Printing?

The first order of business is to clarify exactly what 3D printing actually is. In layman’s terms, it is an object that is made from a printer that can cut materials into several small layers that are then joined to make a solid object. The thing that makes 3D printing so unique is that as long as the dimensions exist for virtually any type of object, a replica that works almost exactly as the original can be made through 3D printing. Moreover, they can be made in a fraction of the time that it takes to make objects through more traditional means and it can usually produce these objects in mass numbers with exceptional accuracy. Continue reading How Can 3D Printing Help Your Business?