Book Review “Crypto”

Introduction Crypto is a book aimend at readers, who want to get an overview on the origin of public key cryptography. Back in the Seventies, researches such as Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman solved some fundamental problems of cryptography, such as key exchange. Later on, public key cryptography was invented. Contents The book begins at…

Why Privacy Matters

I decided to create this post in order to collect articles and statemens from people regarding privacy. The aim is, to raise awareness on this topic to all the people who think, that privacy doesn’t matter. Collected Articles Date Published Title 16.06.2015 “Wer nichts zu verbergen hat, ist ein langweiliger Mensch” (Tages Anzeiger) LinkAm Mittwoch…

Total Internet Surveillance for Swiss Citizens?

According to federal councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, investigators should soon be able to monitor Internet traffic of Swiss citizens in real-time. By changing the “Verordnung über die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs (VÜPF)” act, the legal base shall be provided. This forces Swiss internet providers to build infrastructure for these monitoring services. Besides the fact, that…

FBI demands better means for wiretapping internet users

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) demands better means for wiretapping internet users, according to FBI chief of legal department Valerie Caproni. As she sais, eavesdropping peer-to-peer communication, web mail and social networks is very difficult for the FBI. Although technology would allow to do professional eavesdropping, internet providers are not equipped with…