Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 19:46

Maas entlässt Generalbundesanwalt: Die Lachnummer hat endlich ausgelacht.

Nach heftiger Kritik am Justizminister und am Ministerium durch Range hat Maas mit reichlicher Verspätung die Reißleine gezogen und Harald Range in den Ruhestand versetzt. Die Entscheidung kommt viel zu spät und hätte schon vor dem Skandal um Netzpolitik stattfinden müssen.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 18:56

HackingTeam is the victim and I couldn't care less about it.

In a press release HackingTeam complains about how it's portrayed in the media - and probably in general. Mostly about the fact that they are the victim and this fact isn't really covered at all. And I'd agree. But I also don't give a shit.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 02:52

The Monty-Hall-Problem and why you have a 2 in 3 chance intuitively

The Monty-Hall-Problem is a lovely problem that can easily stir up a debate on whether you have a 1 in 2 or 2 in 3 chance of winning the game if you switch. There are mathematical solutions that prove it but they are not necessarily intuitive. And even if you test it some folks remain skeptical because their intuition was playing games with them. So let's tackle it intuitively.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 14:44

Hacking Team hacked ... again.

Since I'm usually on the defense team hacks range from annoying over interesting sometimes entertaining. I'm simply on the other side of that fence. But a target like Hacking Team is a special case where everyone can just fully enjoy the shit storm party that's about to come to their town. Well. Everyone but Hacking Team of course. But that's precisely the fun part.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:22

Hacking Starbucks and a typical reaction from idiots

Egor Homakov found a way to steal money from Starbucks by exploiting a race condition on their gift cards by initiating two identical transfers at once.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:43

TOX: Tailored ransomware

McAffee found a malware as a service on a hidden service on TOR. The site is a malware construction kit for TOX ... ransomware.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:00

Heiko Maas sucht vergeblich sein politisches Rückgrat

Experten wittern einen Versicherungsbetrug, da es bestens bekannt sei, dass SPD Politiker über gar kein Rückgrat verfügen.

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 18:36

BND: Wir sind von der NSA abhängig. Das ist kein Argument sondern ein Armutszeugnis

BND Präsident Schindler versuchte im NSA UA zu erklären wieso Fehler gemacht wurden, betonte dabei aber auch immer, dass man auf die Informationen der NSA angewiesen sei.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 15:51

LogJam: Beating TLS and DH with a MITM attack and precomputation

Researchers found a pretty disturbing problem with TLS and DH. It's mostly relevant for export grade encryption. But it's here to stay and needs to be tackled more properly in the near future.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 00:18

Tips on Cheryl's birthday problem without giving away the final solution

I haven't realized that the problem has gone viral. As it has it's inevitable that there are a lot of websites with solutions. But what to do if you just don't get the problem and still want to solve it for yourself? Mostly bad luck. So here are some tips to get you started without revealing the correct answer.