Free six-part course on encrypting email and securing your network sessions against snooping

Jeff sez, "Tuts+ has made my six part introduction to PGP encryption, email and networking privacy available to readers for free."

While encryption ease of use needs further improvement, these pieces are great ways to guide newbies toward the basics and familiarize them with the concepts. It shows you how PGP works, how to encrypt emails on the desktop, smartphone and in the browser and how to use VPN services to protect your Internet privacy. It also includes an episode introducing the innovative startup Keybase, which makes authenticating and sharing keys easier.

It's Time To Encrypt Your Email [Jeff Reifman/Tuts+]

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  1. Jeff should have offered it at 99% off the list price of $1mil instead of just giving the house away for free smile

    Seriously though, I'm glad approachable learning is out there for "regular" folks that could use InfoSec, just presented in an easier-to-digest form.

  2. six-part course

    Six parts, huh? Sounds like a lot of work. Users can’t be bothered to change their passwords from “password123” or “changemerightnow,” they can’t be expected to sit through six lessons on how to set up GPG and OTR and HTTPS Everywhere. Until software companies adopt those things as defaults, all the end-user training (and warning and cajoling and god damn it no do not use “swordfish” as a password) is tilting at windmills. Gmail, I’m pointedly staring at you.

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