Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Yahoo and Government Spying

Do you want to do something about government spying on your email?

I can show you how to set up and use encrypted email in conjunction with your gmail account. Let me know if you need help and I'll walk you through it. It's really not that hard.

1) Install Thunderbird
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

2) Configure Thunderbird for your email account(s)

3) Install GnuPG for your OS.
https://www.gnupg.org/download/index.en.html

4) Install the Enigmail plugin into Thunderbird (search in Tools/Add-Ons)

5) Create your Public/Private key, howto:
https://alexcabal.com/creating-the-perfect-gpg-keypair/

6) Exchange Public keys with friends, or search for them on keyservers, possibly upload your Public key to keyservers


More info: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/digitally-signing-and-encrypting-messages

MacBook Pro upgrades, Time Machine Troubles (part 2)

After I changed the host name I tried to access my Time Machine backups.  Fail!  Apparently Time Machine keys off the host name. You may be able to select the old host name under devices to get to your files.

The solution for me was to change the host name back to the old name.

Good Luck!