October 5, 2020 | 20:00

Hacking - where are the limits?

In the previous webinar on IT risk assessment and information security, participants questioned me during the 15-minute live hacking session: Is this not illegal? We took a closer peek at the servers of an ambulant care unit and two other businesses. I found them by chance from a total of 28 million hosts1 across Germany using specific search terms. The search lasted just a few seconds and after that we browsed through the numerous directories with patient data and medical prescriptions. Read more

August 26, 2020 | 18:00

Fefe on today's programming

Felix von Leitner (Fefe) in his latest article1 at Heise wrote a very good statement straight out from the bottom of my heart: Programming is in reality more an optimisation problem (what is the least effort I have to invest to get the customer to buy this) than engineering design. Even worse: If you find a developer who does everything correctly, then he is not competitive on the market against all the short-term approaches of the botchers of the competition. Read more

August 25, 2020 | 08:00

Windows is broken by design

Feedbacks to my recently written blog “Working in Homeoffice Part I”: No Tomas, you can’t say you believe Windows is broken by design, bashing everybody up in the face. or: It’s not that simple getting privileges on windows computers. Well, how to put it right? Perhaps by explaining how easy and quickly you can become an administrator on Windows 7 or Windows 2008R2 server? Without knowledge of any login data at all? Read more

August 23, 2020 | 15:04

Working in your Homeoffice - Part I

Home Office Workstations - Introduction How to integrate a corporate home office securely? And preferably also in a cost-effective, transparent and sustainable way! Some people might have been busy on this question due to Corona lockdown. As an external contractor, I used to stand at the sideline more than once and looked into the big arena of swarm idiocy1 and stupidity2. With this picture in mind, I’m launching a new blog series describing what I think a home office workplace for small and medium-sized businesses should look like. Read more

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