Why (government) surveillance is a bad thing

Imagine what could happen, if: Master-Keys Access to Databases Tools for wiretapping technically everyone Tools for locating targeted people Private Data ... etc.... would be in the hands of an enemy force? Well...  read the news, it actually happened: https://theintercept.com/2021/08/17/afghanistan-taliban-military-biometrics/ As of recent, the americans (and with them all involve...
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Datacenter in the Cloud can be a good thing, but….

... a cloud in a Datacenter most likely is going to ruin your day (especially if it's a smoke-cloud). On March 10th, at about 00:47h local time some of our servers did stop responding. One of our Providers, OVH, has faced the worst of all nightmares last night: One of their Datacenters in Strasbourg (FR) did burn to crisp. There are four Datacenters at the Strasbourg facility, SBG1, SBG2, SBG3 an...
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Proxmox VE V6.2 released

Proxmox released Version 6.2 of their virtualization environment today. Features to look out for are: Debian Buster (10.4) and a Linux Kernel 5.4 QEMU 5.0, LXC 4.0, and ZFS 0.8.3 Ceph Nautilus (14.2.9) Create templates for containers on directory-based storage Zstandard for Backup/Restore [NOTE: we most of the time use NFS storage] New LDAP sync enables synchronization of LDAP...
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Current Lockdown Status in Switzerland (CORONA-Crisis)

PREFACE The recent weeks have been dominated by the Corona-Crisis all over Europe. As Switzerland lies in the middle of the Continent it hasn't been a question of «if» we are going to be shut down. The question clearly was: when. This page is to keep you informed on current topics (we will update this page as time permits). Sunday, April 26th, 2207LT <RANT> Remember: Those are the people w...
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Bloombergs PR Coup / SuperMicros PR Desaster?!

Am 4. Oktober 2018 hat Bloomberg die Bombe [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies] platzen lassen: Man habe, so der Bericht, Quellen und Beweise dafür, dass Supermicro in seinen Servern einen Chip verbaut, (zu den vermeintlichen Gründen hierfür später in dem Artikel mehr), welche es Dritten ermöglicht, Date...
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Meltdown & Spectre – STATUS

As most of you may be aware, Intel (and AMD) do have some nasty bugs design flaws inside their CPUs.... This Page tries to keep you updated on the current status. Please bear with us if we're a bit late sometimes, but our first and utmost Priority currently is to keep our customers safe. There is an Update-Section at the end of the page that will be kept up2date as timely as possible. ...
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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! We wish all our Customers, Partners, Employees, helping Hands, Office suppliers, Friends, Idea-Generators and Delivery Partners a merry Christmas. Enjoy the Holidays!
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Cloud Security – Microsoft is doing it right. NOT!

Wie der Heise Security Ticker hier berichtet hat Microsoft mal wieder was verloren: Dieses Mal: Das TLS-Zertifikat wie auch die privaten Schlüssel (Private Keys) ihres Dynamics-365-Dienstes. Microsoft Dynamics ist ein ERP. Also nicht gerade eine harmlose Anwendung, welche einfach so im Netz rumfliegen sollte. Die Daten, welche dort drauf liegen sind in den meisten Fällen als "Confidential...
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