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 […]

total surveillance via convenience

At re:publica15 Mikko Hypponen was talking about the current status and future developments of the internet once again. Sadly the direction we are going has not really changed in the post post Snowden era. It will take a while until the masses will realise that we need to change the course of our data. In his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]