Tuesday, December 09, 2014

OpenStack 12/09/2014 (p.m.)

  • Just installed Google Chrome on a new system. When I went into settings to set my syncronization preferences, I discovered a new setting I never noticed before for synchronization. I suspect it's new and one Google reaction to the NSA scandal. End to end encryption with a local password that isn't sent to Google. If you're using Chrome, here's an easy way to help the Web fight back to NSA voyeurs.  

    Tags: Google, Chrome, NSA-reform, encryption

    • When you sign in to Chrome and enable sync, Chrome keeps your information secure by using your Google Account credentials to encrypt your synced passwords. Alternatively, you can choose to encrypt all of your synced data with a sync passphrase. This sync passphrase is stored on your computer and isn't sent to Google.
      • Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
      • Select Signed in as <your email address> (you must be signed in to Chrome already).
      • In the "Sign in" section, click Advanced sync settings.
      • Choose an encryption option:
        • Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This is the default option. Your saved passwords are encrypted on Google's servers and protected with your Google Account credentials.
        • Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Select this if you'd like to encrypt all the data you've chosen to sync. You can provide your own passphrase that will only be stored on your computer.
      • Click OK.

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