Posts tagged ‘security’

Pumping data into the cloud is getting more and more popular. Although I like the scalability, flexibility and also the more efficient use of computation power I think it brings a lot of disadvantages (privacy, vendor lock, etc.) with it. Luckily open source projects like GroundOS (which will be released soon) start to offer open […]

Personal SSL-wall-of-shame

January 22nd, 2009

I find it sad that many even quite popular online platforms still do not offer TLS/SSL encryption for the login process and beyond that to keep users passwords and data safe. In some cases the option to use encryption is available but not everybody is aware of that. So I compiled my personal collection of […]

Small personal 25C3 wrap-up

January 4th, 2009

The 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) that took place from the 27th to 30th December 2008 in Berlin was an excellent meeting – like all *C3s I participated so far. The topic “noting to hide” was a theme that was found in many talks about technology and society. Some of my personal highlights were Dan […]

Here is just a quick link to an article about privacy and security by Bruce Schneier at Wired. He explains the wrong perception regarding the trade-off between these two values. The debate isn’t security versus privacy. It’s liberty versus control. […] If you set up the false dichotomy, of course people will choose security over […]

As was reported in the media (e.g. title story of the german Spiegel magazine) computers of the German government were compromised by Chinese black hat hackers. The Chaos Computer Club uses this incident to question the competence of the decision makers regarding IT security. Certain politicians are constantly proposing to use Trojan horses to infiltrate […]

EN: O’Reilly Radar has a interesting discussion about the technologies to fight e-mail SPAM. But I am not sure if fighting SPAM alone makes the world a better place. SPAM is a symptom that shows that (1) there are too many unsecured computers connected to the net and (2) there is enough criminal energy out […]

EN: This video shows that Kensington locks are really not secure. You can open them using a cartoon toilet paper roll and a pen.(via Der Schockwellenreiter)