security

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 […]

technology needs less technology

I just dug up this draft from a few months back. Basically what i intended to write at that time was that we have to rethink technology because right now most people feel like it is some necessary evil they have to endure in order to achieve their goals. That is not how technology should […]

prism break, your alternatives when you think there are none

This week in a lecture at university we were talking about crypto tools and their advantages, disadvantages and of course about snake oil. Most of the stuff is already known to people who are privacy and or security conscious but there was something i did not know about and i think needs more promotion. It […]

do not use bit torrent sync

– for sensible information or if you have something to hide from the bad guys aka surveillance state Some folks over at hackitoergosum.org checked out bit torrent sync and analysed it. Since BTS is not open source this should be considered more like an unofficial audit. Imagine a bunch of guys coming together and trying to […]

make love, not bruteforce – the importance of passwords

You just have to love the internet. Warkittehs, Youtube, background noise,  almost unlimited knowledge(makes Alexandria look like the local library) and of course getting hacked. I was just browsing the internet and procrastinating a little bit while my phone and mail program went nuts. A quick glance at the subject tells me “[deus ex machina] Too […]