Monday, May 18, 2015 - 00:03

mSpy Hack and why parents should stay away from such services

mSpy is a service providing surveillance capabilities to private citizens for mostly mobile devices...phones. The software can track movement, phone calls and a couple of other things. What you'd expect from such a software. It's mainly advertised for helicopter parents and employers.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 18:37

Open resolvers and rogue networks. Scylla & Charybdis in the network

Open resolvers are generally considered a plague. Pretty much what open relays are for mail. And there is a good reason why certain people eyeball them with suspicion.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 19:16

Bleep. Just more useless closed source cryptography

Bleep is a secure Messenger for iOS, Android and for Windows and OSX desktops. The company behind it are the same guys who are behind BitTorrent and Bleep is exploiting on this fact. Most notably with it's decentralized approach. But ...
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 00:04

Wordpress: When default SEO goes very wrong

I just recently stumbled over a problem with Wordpress that I never gave any attention before. Most likely because I generally don't give Wordpress much attention. Wordpress comes with an astounding bad SEO optimization out of the box.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 14:54

Buffer Overflow puts Dreamliner's power generators to sleep

The problem doesn't seem to be as drastic as it sounds under real conditions since it requires the plane to be powered for a full 8 month. On the other hand the problem raises questions about the general quality of software development at Boeing or the industry in general.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 22:49

IT-Spackeria: Wenn Unfähige TKÜ Maßnahmen definieren.

Das Gesetzt sieht - ab einer bestimmten Kundenzahl - z.B. bei Internet- und Mail-Providern Maßnahmen vor, die bereitgestellt werden müssen, um TKÜ Maßnahmen durchzusetzen. Dieses Prinzip soll demnächst auch unter ähnlichen Kriterien auf Hotspot Anbieter erweitert werden. Z.B. das Hotspot Netz der Telekom.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 20:17

Die SPD, Geheimnisträger und die Vorratsdatenspeicherung

Da die SPD neuerdings ihr Herz für die Vorratsdatenspeicherung entdeckt hat werden wir regelmäßig mit entsprechend richtungsweisendem Unfug aus der SPD belästigt. Der neueste Clou zur Beschwichtigung: Geheimnisträger.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 07:12

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android and iOS

According to Reuters Microsoft is going to bring their digital assistant Cortana to Android and iOS. As much as I like a less personal assistance of Google Now I like the idea of competition.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 00:30

RCE vulnerability in Seagate's Business Storage NAS

There is a remote code execution vulnerability in Seagate's Business NAS systems. Which - aside from that - appears to be a true masterpiece of software engineering.
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 03:29

Samsung's Galaxy S6. A first look opinion.

Samsung unveiled its new flagships today and it's a much bigger evolution than expected. In some ways it's a radical redefinition of their high end line. I expected some corrections but not to that extend.