Ethereum and other altcoins

As you all probably know I am a fan of Bitcoin, but I am not that much of an alt-coin guy. What I mean by that is that I think that a main property of money is that it is universal means of exchange. It is good that you can store your wealth as savings [...]

Report from 30C3: There’s no privacy

Chaos Communication Congress is the oldest hacker conference in the world and the largest of its kind in Europe. It takes place at the end of each year in Hamburg and brings current research in the field of security, networking and increasingly also politics and other topics related to “hacking” - the unconventional use of [...]

Hacking the Czech Parliament via SMS [30c3]

Hacking the Czech Parliament via SMS A parliamentary drama of 223 actors The Czech art collective Ztohoven’ project “Moral Reform” was accomplished in collaboration with web security experts. Together they created the unique art concept of a mobile phone mass-hack. “Am I the only one who sees all the bad things we do? It’s impossible [...]

Avoid news

If you have an intellectual minute, read Avoid news by Rolf Dobelli I highly agree. I have not watched TV for years now (we don’t have a subscription and I did not bother installing an antenna) and I’ve been practicing a healthy news diet for more than a year now. It really helps, especially with [...]

OHM2013 – hackers are camping

The evocative video made by conference organizer tried to convince the audience that the hacker campgrounds are a Dutch tradition - as well as tulips, windmills, Gouda cheese and wooden shoes. Since 1989, every four years hackers gather in a traditional Dutch style campsite. Imagine a large music festival, substitute concerts with tech lectures and [...]