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September 2018

cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh gives radio interview

The daily show “Zeitzeichen” on WDR 5 is one of the most popular radio formats in Germany. In a report about the legendary encryption machine Enigma, which aired last week, cryptovision employee and Enigma expert Klaus Schmeh had his say – with numerous O-tones. The responsible editor Martin Herzog had visited cryptovision a few weeks before to interview Klaus. Other experts interviewed by Herzog were Jochen Viehoff from the Heinz-Nixdorf-Museum …Read More

Putting everything on one card

Without this piece of plastic, little is possible in everyday life. Chip cards penetrate our lives like hardly any other technical innovation. And who invented it? Two Germans, in 1968. They foresaw that people would soon have to present a forgery-proof machine-readable document instead of a paper identity card. They therefore devised an electronically readable data memory that could be built into a plastic card. “The two called their invention …Read More

Lettuce-based and more: Klaus Schmeh to speak about Post Quantum Cryptography at 44CON

Have you ever heard of Lettuce-based Cryptography? Probably not. Perhaps, you have heard of Lattice-baced Cryptography, which is a family of asymmetric crypto methods believed to be secure against quantum computers. There are a few others of this kind, like Hash-based and Code-based crypto schemes. All of them are very sophisticated from a mathematical point of view. cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh, who has a special skill in explaining complex technical concepts, …Read More

Researchers Used Sonar Signal From a Smartphone Speaker to Steal Unlock Passwords

Researchers at Lancaster University have use an active acoustic side-channel attack to steal smartphone passwords for the first time. On Thursday, a group of researchers from Lancaster University posted a paper to arXiv that demonstrates how they used a smartphone’s microphone and speaker system to steal the device’s unlock pattern. Although the average person doesn’t have to worry about getting hacked this way any time soon, the researchers are the …Read More