Category: cybersecurity

Category: cybersecurity

Understanding Hashes versus Encryption Ciphers with Python
December 19, 2018 cybersecurity,Free Software,Learning/Educational,security Zian Smith

For those who are just now learning about hashing and encryption, the two can seem confusing. Fortunately it is easy to understand when an example is given. Both hashing and encryption have the same purpose of protecting data. The difference is in the process. Ciphers (encryption) are meant to be reversible, hashes are NOT. This
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Comparing Windows vs GNU/Linux in Security, Stability, and Versatility
November 10, 2018 cybersecurity,FOSS,Learning/Educational,security Zian Smith

  It is no secret that the FOSS (Free Open Source Software) community has always preferred GNU/Linux over Microsoft Windows. Not only in technical areas where security or stability is needed, but also in just moral terms such as privacy and freedom.  However, this preference is not limited to hobbyists. Government agencies like the Department
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