Track your mobile phone and notebook devices

Do you have sensible data on your devices? In my case, I have all sensible data stored encrypted in the cloud (I’ll post about this soon). However, my smartphone and laptop are signed into my Google Account which gives a thief much power over my personal data.

If my devices are stolen by a not-so-smart thief there is the chance that I can track or at least lock them down with the open-source software “prey”. Here are the installation notes for Ubuntu 16.04 as the installation is not straight forward.

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Simple instructions to use PGP on Ubuntu

Most people don’t have any reasons to encrypt their communication with other people. There is no famous tool yet with which even non-IT people can just enable/disable encryption with one click. For this reason, only some geeks know how to encrypt a message. Let’s see how it works on Ubuntu Desktop:

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Howto: Ubuntu 16.04 on MacBook 7,1 Air

At work we had an untouched MacBook Air lying around as no one dared to get nearby MacOS. It drives me crazy to see unused hardware, thus, I freed this lost soul by installing Ubuntu on it. So far it’s a surprisingly pleasant journey:

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Free encrypted cloud storage for Windows, Linux and Mac

In order to share and store sensitive data of my startup company I was searching for a cloud storage solution which offers at least 5 GB of storage for free, the data should be client-sided encrypted (which means that there is no chance for the cloud provider to access your data) and as we are using Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Mac OS in the company there must be a good client program for all of them. (Directly to: How to setup)

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