Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 19:40

Samsung's new regional SIMLOCK: How to make your products more crappy

Samsung silently introduced a new feature. Region locked devices. And it's the worst implementation of that crap I've ever seen.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 05:29

iOS7 apparently makes iPhones waterproof

Some jokers came up with a quite hilarious fake ad for iOS7: Apparently iOS7 makes your iPhone waterproof.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 15:02

CCC circumvented Apple's TouchID on iPhone 5S

That was fast. I had expected that TouchID would last a little bit longer than under a week. Not necessarily because it's secure. I just hadn't expected anyone to give it a try. These systems aren't exactly exciting. But I guess Apple is a fame in its own.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 23:54

Reddit banned RT News

RT has/had been banned from r/news. Apparently a moderator of that section decided that RT was spamming and manipulating votes and thus banned the Russia based news site from the news section on Reddit.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 21:51

Microsoft and Google are filing suits against FISA gag orders.

In a blog article posted by Microsoft's Brad Smith he announced that his employer will file a lawsuit in rare unity with Google against the US government over FISA gag orders.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 00:35

Report München findet (alte) Schwachstelle im nPA

Report München hat einen Beitrag aus der letzten Sendung online, in dem mal wieder das alte bekannte Scheunentor-Problem des nicht mehr ganz so neuen Personalausweises demonstriert wird.
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 19:21

Webcams, your privacy and unwanted celebrity

As CNN and others reported yesterday Miss Cassidy Wolf, apparently Miss Teen America, became a victim of webcam extortion.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 04:50

You may not have something to hide. But you have something to lose.

While writing a previous article about the data retention situation in Germany I realized that the discussion about why it is a very bad idea is too narrow with respect to the potential impact.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 01:56

Vorratsdatenspeicherung vs. Grundrechte. Eine Studie soll es richten

Eine Studie - bzw. eine Publikation - der Universität Kassel soll es richten. Auch wenn die Studie inhaltlich durchaus auf dem richtigen Weg ist, übersieht auch sie ein relevantes Detail.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:47

Lavabit and Silent Circle terminate their secure email services

Unfortunately for many Lavabit and Silent Circle terminated their email services last week. While inconvenient for many users with accounts there it's a logical step. And an honest one.