Tag Archives: SSH

Secure Access…On the Go

October 10, 2010

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For the past few years, I’ve enjoyed the ability to log onto my home system while I’ve been at work.  The process was simple: I would launch PuTTY from my USB drive.  From there, I’d set up a encrypted tunnel through my router to my primary home system.  I would then use a VNC client […]

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A Maze of Twisty Passages…

July 3, 2010

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I am definitely an old school gamer.  My son plays games like Modern Warfare 2 and Left 4 Dead 2.  But I started when games required thought and not just lightning-fast reflexes.  And one of the very first computer games I remember was Colossal Cave.  I first played it on an IBM S/370 that ran […]

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Summer of Insecurity

August 2, 2009

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First, I need to apologize to many of my faithful readers.  I think I’ve finally succumbed to the Twitter disease.  As many of you know, I’ve been using Twitter for over two years.  Indeed, I’m one of those technology saps that picked it up, set it down, and picked it up again. And I really […]

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Battening Down the Hatches at Home

July 3, 2009

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How many times have you heard the phrase “batten down the hatches?”  But do you know what it means?  Well, it’s a nautical term referring to sealing ship hatches with strips of wood and caulk.  This is done to prevent water from penetrating the hatches of the ship. Well, I’ve been battening down the computing […]

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