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March 14, 2021 | 07:09

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March 6, 2021 | 14:00

Microsoft Exchange Meltdown

February 25, 2021 | 07:40

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February 17, 2021 | 08:00

Leak Checker Comparison

There is an uneasy feeling when reading reports of major hacks and data leaks. Am I exposed is the main question. Leak checkers promise to provide answers. The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam runs a well-known plattform1, another from the University of Bonn2 is slightly less popular. Both share the same functional principle: Get an email, compare it with a database full of leaks, send back the answer. The details are where the differences lie, and unfortunately they are not comfortable. Read more

January 12, 2021 | 22:20

Cert Monitoring

Everyone knows the alert when visiting a website with expired certificates. At least once a month I stumble into one or I receive tickets with questions asking what to do. “Nothing” is my reply in most cases. “The mistake is on the other side”. On this occasion, my very special appreciation to the owners and/or administrators of such sites for the extra work required. The obvious solution to avoid such embarrassments: A software or service with periodic checking and notifications. Read more

January 1, 2021 | 11:40

Pit Stop: Please Refuel and new Bumpers - Part II

Just in time for the new year, the revived Apple Macbook Pro with Debian from the first part is back on my desk. It served well in December. Now, it’s time for a pit-stop: Would you refuel and change bumpers, please? Battery Replacement after 12 years I was way off the mark with the expected endurance: I wrote something about 1.5 hours last month. Well this may have been 7 years ago when I last worked with it. Read more

December 30, 2020 | 23:20

Remote Chaos 2020

We all knew the Chaos Computer Club’s congress would not happen this year. The big challenge is to find a way to organize something comparable in a more, well, remote and social distanced fashion. In the past weeks I have contributed my two cents. From the early planning, the pre-meetings in Jitsi and Mumble and finally, on location at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality in the Stadttheater Dortmund with professional studio and broadcasting equipment around. Read more

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