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Cryptography, Secure Passwords, and why I’m no longer on LinkedIn

So you might have read about the recent leak of 6.5million LinkedIn passwords onto the internet. This comes at a fitting time for me since, having just completed the Udacity CS387 Applied Cryptography course, I’ve developed a new love for … Continue reading

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Further Education (or, get yourself free university-level computing knowledge)

The notion of “Online distance learning” conjures up many different associations. The Open University, for example, is (rightly) regarded as a world-leading educational establishment, and has been offering distance-learning degree courses to students since 1971. OU Lectures, originally broadcast on … Continue reading

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Fun with NFC Part Three – Make-your-own Sony Xperia SmartTags

(Before continuing, I should state that I am indebted to a reader, “James”, who provided the Sony SmartTag URIs in a comment to my previous post.) My explorations into the world of NFC on my Android mobile phone continue. After … Continue reading

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Fun with NFC Part Two – Performing Actions with NFC Tags

In my last post I described my rather underwhelming first experiences with NFC, using the apps that came supplied with my Sony Xperia S Android handset. I then got slightly more success using the excellent (and free, I might mention) … Continue reading

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