Lance Cottrell, an expert in crytography, online privacy and internet security shares many security and privacy tips. Listen to Lance define the difference between privacy and security. Listen to the show to hear Lance talk about: what is the most important thing to protect online; the importance of protecting accounts and protecting your computer; how passwords are stolen; how to create a strong password and the benefits of using a password manager like 1password.com; how to secure your computer by being careful about the software you install and not following links that are emailed to you; and finally hear him talk about browser and search engine security.
Lance Cottrell is the founder and principle at Obscura Security. He founded Anonymizer Inc. in 1995, and is an internationally recognized expert in cryptography‚ online privacy‚ and Internet security. Before that he created the Mixmaster anonymous remailer in 1993. He is a frequent public speaker at conferences such as the RSA Security Conference, Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference‚ the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Europe‚ ISS World. He is principal author on multiple Internet privacy and security technology patent applications. He took Anonymizer to a very successful exit in 2008, and is now chief scientist of Ntrepid, the acquiring company. He holds a MS in Physics from the University of California, San Diego and a BS in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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