Tag Archives: ssl

What's in a certificate?

The principle of public-key cryptography is fairly simple to get. Alice has a public/private keypair. Alice gives the public key to Bob. Bob encrypts some data for Alice using the public key. Bob sends the data to Alice, who can decrypt it using her private key. There’s also some other stuff about multiplying large primes, […]

del.icio.us api change

I’ve just been caught out by the del.icio.us api change (they’ve just switched off the old api). This broke the backup script I use. It’s a nice script, it downloads each days bookmarks into a sqlite database, ready for reuse. Anyway, this is the patch I wrote to make it use the new api (over […]