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Two days ago a popular news site (wiwo) posted an article that the German defense minister stated a warning about the usage of Smart phones during combat operations. As he pointed out the department of defense is not prohibiting the use of smart phone in general, but it is left to the single department to […]

Currently I am focusing on the topic of password security and guessing of passwords. For this work I started to analyse the famous rockyou password list. This list was leaked in December 2009 [wikipedia]. The list can be found on various sources for example at SkullSecurity, where are a lot more lists as well. Taking […]

Working in a company, being responsible for security, you have to deal with passwords. Passwords are used to login to the company network, to login to the desktop PC, to login to webshops. Passwords are used nearly every where. Due to this, the default user has a lot of passwords to remember. For this reason […]

Some days ago I wrote about a problem with Apple devices. Meantime Apple published an update for some of the devices: For iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone starting with second generation (3G, 3GS, 4) iOS 4.0.2 for iPod Touch starting with second generation iOS 3.2.2 for iPad updates are available. For other (older) versions there is […]

Yesterday (August, 5th, 2010) the BSI (federal office for security in information technologies), a governmental organization in Germany issued a warning against devices with IOS on them. Affected are: Iphone with version 3.1.2 to 4.0.1 Ipad with version 3.2 to 3.2.1 Ipod Touch with version 3.1.2 to 4.0 possible devices with older versions as well […]