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Flight security again

I´m currently spending no money of getting Wi-Fi on-board as there apparently was a glitch of some kind. My Wi-Fi connection just started without me having to pay. Currently I´m flying over to US and just wanted to say that a CEO is having a phone meeting on route and is discussing a hostile takeover. […]

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Have I been pwned?

Even if you are aware of the risk with using the same account name and password on different sites, sometimes you reuse it just because it makes your life easier. The problems arise if a site is hacked and you are unaware of it. Gladly there is a free service that monitors leaked information and […]

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Vacation time is ATM time

I have skipped over to London for a few days of vacation and when taking a stroll late in the evening after having a few beers I became witness to the implementation of an ATM-scam. Within 30 seconds I saw two men attach a new front over an ATM and drive away. I waited until […]

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It has been all over the news recently: It is possible to hack a plane in-flight! I have to say that this is a bold statement in the first place but the sources site a FBI document. I´m a bit reluctant to actually believe it in the first place. Gladly the staff at Wired clarified […]

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Hacking my car

I tend to be a rather slow adopter when it comes to cars. I prefer environmentally friendly cars that are very safe for me to drive but aren´t that costly. Entering Volvo V70 Bifuel, it runs on biogas and has rolled over 300 000 km now. Having an older car means it also breaks down […]

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Are you a target for Cryptolocker?

One of the more interesting malware I encountered is CryptoLocker. As most of you are aware of it exploits peoples inability to take aand manage backups of their files. When it manages to install itself on a user´s computer it encrypts a number of different file types and demands money from the user to decrypt […]

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How to break a ransomware

Now and then I enjoy reading war stories, especially when they have a more personal touch. I´m no cryptologist so understanding the math behind breaking a crypto is not my cup of tea but when they point out a flaw I laugh as much as everyone else. This is a rather fun description on how […]

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Updated exploit kits

Just a short post this time. Are you interested in exploit kits and not sure which one to get? Take a look at this page and find out…or just stay informed on the patches you need to mitigate.

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