Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 04:59

YouTube just can't get their ads under control.

I recently noticed that I'm getting dodgy ads on YouTube on a mildly regular basis and the ad in question isn't just dodgy. It's a scam. And obviously so. Usually I just report them. But this one is a little special.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:10

Thomas de Maizière und die Cyber-Anlagen Feuerwehr.

Im Wahlkampf wird man ja mit einer Menge dusseligem Zeugs belästigt, das vorzugsweise wohl lieber nicht gesagt worden wäre. Und der Innenminister konnte es sich wohl nicht verkneifen auf einer Wahlkampf-veranstaltung in Bremen etwas Internetausdrucker-Romantik über ein Mikrofon zu erbrechen.

Anscheinend regte er dort eine Cyber-Feuerwehr an. Quasi als Ersatzveranstaltung für die, die sich eher nicht bei der Feuerwehr oder dem THW sehen.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 18:33

Interesting fishing attack supported by SPAM against Strato customers

A couple of days ago one of my mail servers got spammed ... massively. That's not uncommon but I rarely see idiots mail-delivery-failure spamming just 1 system account with ~ 60,000 mails. But that wasn't the surprise.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 04:52

How could MyDataAngel have slipped past me?

I'm not entirely sure if MyDataAngel is actually a business or some sort of twisted social experiment to confuse me. Saying it's priceless is a colossal understatement.

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 17:44

Researchers hijack 70.000 OkCupid profiles for publication on Open Science Framework

According to Vox a student from Aarhus university in Denmark, which denies any involvement in the actions, thought it was appropriate to leech 70,000 profiles from OkCupid, an online dating platform, and publish it to Open Science Framework, which is a collaboration platform to share raw data.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 19:55

Former Tor project member developed Tor exploits for the FBI

The good news first. The developer in question never had a relevant role in the Tor project. So if you're worried that he might have placed malicious code into Tor it's quite safe to say that he hasn't. He was working on Vidalia, a GUI frontend.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 23:09

Karma is a biatch and it really favors the BSI

A couple of days ago Arne Schönbohm (BSI) made a remarkably careless remark in an interview with German newspaper Welt. According to him the idea that hackers gain access to nuclear power plants and cause a MCA is nonsense.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 22:38

Over 80 million Mexicans have their data leaked on the net

More than 80 million Mexicans had their data spilled on the net. Chris Vickery found what looks like the entire Mexican voter database (with according records) on an Amazon cloud server configured for full on public access.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 20:22

Die Bundesnetzagentur scheitert grandios an Neuland und einem IQ über Zimmertemperatur

Die Bundesnetzagentur versucht sich zur Zeit mal wieder an einer Vermessung der Autobahnen in Neuland. Auf der Seite Breitbandmessung könnte man zur Zeit seine Auffahrt vermessen lassen.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 02:38

Google and its troubles with European privacy laws

European privacy laws require Google to delete links under certain circumstances. Google however only implements it on its European sites arguing that EU law only affects those sites. Google is right and wrong at the same time.