So, I’m feeling a bit down on the world today. Everywhere I turn it looks like we netizens are under constant attack. If it’s not net worms, or spam, it’s creeps like the RIAA (who are very worm-like these days) snooping on us.
I took care of having to worry about worms, on my own systems anyway, a long time ago switching to Linux and Mac OS X for various machines. Over the last two weeks I set up my own mail server in my basement so I could let SpamAssassin go Medieval on spam’s buttocks.
Which bring me to the next scourge in my list: Privacy. While the RIAA is snooping on P2P networks, which I could care less about… I’m considering changing all my shared song’s file names to something like “Menudo.mp3″… something that has always been on my todo list has been setting up encrypted mail.
I use OS X’s Mail application so I went a googling and found a great howto on setting up gnupg with Mail with a plugin for Mail named GPGMail.
Do yourself a favor and start playing with these today. The howto is incredibly easy. At the very least, a good start with these tools is to begin signing your email with GnuPG all made easy with GPGMail’s integration with Mail.
Paranoid, or are they really after me?