Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

  The New York Times reports about a security/tracking system which is being built in Shenzen, China. Some 20’000+  surveilance cameras are being installed and will be guided by US-financed software to keep track of the 12.4 million population. To make this work the Chinese came up with an idea George Orwell would have loved: Every […]


Security researcher and rootkit specialist Joanna Rutkowska has published the source-code of a completely rewritten “Blue Pill” virtualization rootkit. The rootkit takes advantage of so called hardware virtualized machines (HMVs) to shift Windows into a virtual machine without the OS’s permission or recognition of the fact. Currentl only AMD’s VT-x/Pacifica technology is supported to pull […]


German security researcher Lukas Grunwald claims to have successfully hacked the RFID chip in the new e-passports used by the United States. The former consultant on e-passports for the German parliament says he was able to crash two passport readers from different vendors by first cloning the embeded RFID chip (which is scary enough) and […]


I usually don’t post a lot about my private life or my job but why not rant about some things. As an employee of a large Swiss company I got an email from the IT department concerning IT security awareness. Apparently they were running an program to educate people about the security risks at work. […]