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Decline of the Scientific Method: New (Austrian) “Trojan” Law without Technical Expertise

Published on August 3, 2017 By sanna

The Crypto Wars are still raging despite everyone relying on secure communication. Everyone means everyone. The good thing is that mathematics still works, even though some people wouldn’t want it to. The latest cryptographic review comes from Amber Rudd, the current UK Home Secretary. She said recently: “Real people often prefer ease of use and […]

DeepSec Video: A Death in Athens – The inherent Vulnerability of “Lawful Intercept” Programs

Published on January 20, 2016 By lynx

In politics it is en vogue to create new words by connecting them. The words „cyber“ and „lawful“ come to mind. You can add „crime“ and „intercept(ion)“, and then you got something. Actually you can combine both of the latter words with the first two. Either combination makes sense if you take a look at […]

What is a Hacker Tool and how do you ban it?

Published on April 25, 2012 By lynx

What exactly is a hacker tool? The answer to this question depends on who you ask. To McGyver it would probably everything, to a hacker it would be any suitable tool and to a politician it would be anything that cannot be easily understood. The English Wikipedia has no entry on hacker tool. So what […]

Talk: On Cyber-Peace – Towards an International Cyber Defense Strategy

Published on November 4, 2011 By lynx

While UK is preparing for war we’ll try something completely different at DeepSec 2011. We will talk about peace („cyber-peace“ to be exact). The ill-defined term cyber-war is haunting media, security communities, politics and the military for a while now. We already had talks about this at past DeepSec conferences. Cybersecurity is currently a big […]