password manager – minimal effort; awesome security

This weeks topic in minimal security is on password managers. I have a few older post where I talk about passwords and tools or the importance of strong passwords. I want to reiterate password managers this week and give a clear recommendation. If you are curious why you should care about your password read my previous post. […]

secure email communication with pep

This week will be the most easy advice to follow so far. However, it might also be the most useless (so far). Email encryption is something that all of us should get better at. Until now the problem was that the tools are barely usable for non computer science graduates. Fear not! There is a […]

ebook comic conversion the hard way – azw3 to epub

I recently wanted to convert an AZW3 comic to EPUB because I prefer EPUB as a free format. However, no matter how much I tried to get Calibre to do the conversion with various output settings, it always distorted or clipped the images. I tried to brute-force my way through the settings after deliberately choosing […]

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 […]

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear…”

 passw0rds1 once again Once again the topic is passwords. I was just at a local phone store to ask for information. While I had to wait in line I did not stare at my smartphone screen but instead listened to the other people. It was only trivial things until the guy at the counter had […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]