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March 2018

Jail for man who hacked 1000 student email accounts in search for sexually explicit images

A 30-year-old man has sentenced to six months in prison, after he was found guilty of accessing more than 1,000 email accounts at a New York City-area university in a hunt for sexually explicit photographs and videos of college-aged women. Jonathan Powell, of Phoenix, Arizona, breached the unnamed university’s servers to gain access to a email password reset utility used by IT staff when students forgot their login credentials. Once …Read More

Klaus Schmeh to speak in North Carolina, USA

Klaus Schmeh, Chief Editor Marketing at cryptovision, is one of the world’s leading experts in the history of encryption technology. So, it goes without saying that Klaus will speak at the fourth edition of the Crypto-History Conference in Charlotte, NC, from 22 to 24 March 2018 for the fourth time. This year, the organizer even invited him to give two lectures. One is about unsolved cryptograms, the other one about …Read More

FBI: we don’t want a backdoor; we just want you to break encryption

“We’re not looking for a ‘back door’” that breaks encryption, the FBI said on Wednesday. Don’t even know what that is, really, said director Christopher Wray: He thinks it’s some type of “secret, insecure means of access” – is that right? No, that’s not what the FBI is after, he said during a speech (here are his prepared remarks) at the Boston College/FBI Boston Conference on Cyber Security. Rather, what …Read More

Klaus Schmeh to present at SecIT 2018 in Hanover

March time is CeBIT time? This used to be the case, but now the world’s largest computer trade fair has moved from spring to June. Nevertheless, many IT security experts are heading to Hanover this March – for the SecIT, which will take place on 6 and 7 March 2018 in the local Congress Center. Not only the name of SecIT indicates that the organizer – Heise Verlag, which publishes, …Read More

Bundeshack: Network protection is good, endpoint security is better

At the moment, it’s the German government’s data network, yesterday it was the NSA or the British parliament: hackers or spies keep getting into even the best-protected computer systems. In the current case, the attack came from outside. The NSA, on the other hand, was the victim of an insider named Edward Snowden, who, as an administrator, was officially allowed to access the data he finally made publicly available. For …Read More

Markus Hoffmeister at panel discussion – with prominent listener

Once again, cryptovision CEO Markus Hoffmeister was in demand on the highest political level. At the 5th German-African Economic Forum NRW on February 27, 2018 in Dortmund, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was among the attendants. Markus also was present, participating in a panel discussion on digitization in Africa. The organizer had invited him because cryptovision has for years been successful in providing solutions for electronic ID cards on …Read More