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Writing Assignments for CS 335, Fall 2012

Short Writing Assignment

Due by 11:59 p.m. Wed., September 12, 2012
Write a short essay (roughly 300 words) about some topic related to computing technology or the Internet that interest you and has social or ethical implications. Describe the background; then identify the issues, problems, or questions that you think are important.

Submit this essay via the appropriate discussion discussion board in Blackboard. You must attach the file containing your essay AND paste the text of your essay in the message of your post!

Major Assignments: Book Report & Term Paper

Small Assignment:Sending encrypted email with S/MIME

Please follow these steps.
  1. Get yourself a certificate. mozillaZine has a list of providers of free S/MIME certificates. I suggest you use one of the sources that offers more than a 30–60 day trial, and please do not use the source that called out as not being a built-in trusted source for Mozilla or Thunderbird.
  2. Install the certificate in the mail client of your choice (e.g., Thunderbird, Outlook, Outlook Express, Apple
    • Alternate method: You can try using the plugin for GMail webmail under Firefox. I've read conflicting things about whether it is working for the current version of Firefox (FF 4).
  3. Send a singed but not encrypted email to Prof. Sloan's UIC email address.
  4. Prof. Sloan will email right back to you with something signed and encrypted.
  5. Then send a encrypted (and signed) email to Prof. Sloan's UIC email address.
(The reason for the back and forth is that that way our email software will automagically acquire each other's keys.)

-- Main.troy - 2012-08-24

Topic revision: r4 - 2012-09-05 - 14:57:59 - Main.troy
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