Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Quentin Tarantino and Henry Louis Gates Jr. talk ‘Django Unchained’ and more…..

Over at the Root is a superb conversation between Quentin Tarantino and Henry Louis Gates on a wide range of topics, first and foremost being Tarantino’s new film, but also such things as:

A Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds trilogy? The historical accuracy of the n-word in Django? The unlikely connection between the slavery-themed film and The Birth of a Nation? How Django fits into Hollywood’s overplayed, often offensive white-savior stereotype? You name it, and The Roots editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Quentin Tarantino — whose latest film, Django Unchained, a “postmodern slave-narrative Western,” as Gates describes it, opened on Christmas Day — likely covered it in this exhaustive interview.

Well worth a look. But note: spoilers. They try to avoid them, but they appear in the interview.

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If you use tools like BitLocker, PGP and TrueCrypt, you need to read this

Why? As this article shows:

In summary, files encrypted with BitLocker, PGP and Truecrypt are safe from this product as long as volumes are opened or mounted and then closed and demounted in an orderly way; doing this destroys the insecure memory dump. For extra safety, hibernation should be disabled.

In other words, to be safe, prevent as little as possible from being left hanging out in memory.

Taken from BitLocker, PGP and TrueCrypt encryption weakened by new attack tool – Techworld.com