internet

gitlab the tyrant

I am still working on getting everything up and operational and I am working my way through the lush config landscape of all the applications. One such program that has been bugging me is Gitlab. Everytime I started Gitlab it immediately seized the power and redirected all incoming requests to itself. So no blog, no […]

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently

After playing around with a VPS in Iceland and hosting a Tor relay there I decided two things. First a VPS is awesome and second, not every VPS is awesome. Furthermore after some thinking I came to the conclusion that running 2 VPS and paying for additional webspace at another hosting company is overkill. Therefore […]

a tale of the internet and sensitive information

All the people using LastPass who might have not followed the company blog or Twitter should be aware that there has been a security incident at their data centers. Apparently they detected some suspicious activity within their network. They have written a blog post about what parts of their data has been compromised and what is […]

telegram – a revision

In several previous posts i promoted the use of Telegram. After using it for quite a while now and reflecting about the app i have to change my recommendation. While Telegram itself is a nice WhatsApp alternative that offers similar features, now i do feel that it actually fails its purpose and is using somewhat misleading PR […]

people don’t care about surveillance 2.0

– and that is wrong! Last weekend i was at a friends house and we got into the whole NSA, Snowden, surveillance debate and i had an epiphany why in the Post-Snowden era still nobody really is concerned and fighting for freedom. One of the most common misconceptions about digital surveillance is that you can evade […]

eye for an eye

 – Charlie Chaplin wolves in sheep’s clothing I am very sorry for what happened in France recently and i am very shocked about the fall out we see now after the this attack on the freedom of speech. What happened is inexcusable not only because human lost their lives but also because the target were the ideals […]

MITM lawsuit against Snowden documentary

It seems that Edward Snowden is too successful in evading prosecution by the US government. That’s why they decided to MITM him by suing the company and people behind the documentary “CITIZENFOUR”, a movie about him revealing the appalling truth about the US surveillance apparatus. attention, tinfoil hats! This is purely speculative and may sound […]

upribox – the all-in-one easy to use privacy box for your home

Markus Huber, lecturer at FH St. Poelten and Researcher at SBA-Research, started a project to come up with an easy to use box to enhance privacy for everyone. This project is still in an early phase but it is a nice initiative you should look out for. It will be easy to use and easy […]

Curve25519 and Mr. Black

Good news for all of us, a Microsoft representative called Benjamin Black kind of accepted Curve25519. He postet on the mailing list of the Crypto Forum Research Group, where cryptographers are discussing new curves for elliptic curve cryptography(ECC), that he does not see a need to change their proposed curve but that he acknowledges the will of the co-chairs […]

there are no free lunches

– or “smart means exploitable” If you follow Mikko Hypponen you should know that he recently had an AMA* and a TEDx talk in Brussels. The TEDx talk has been published on Youtube and you should watch it. It is an appeal to everyone in the digitised world – everyone should show courage and conscience and […]