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January 2019

Encryption Required by Law: cryptovision Consultants Give Overview in German Computer Magazine

Now that numerous appeals have failed to bear fruit, laws are to enforce that sensitive data is finally encrypted. Klaus Schmeh and Udo Wichert from cryptovision have taken up this topic and have written an article about it for the German computer magazine iX. This article has now been published under the title “Mit der Keule” (“With the Cudgel”) in iX issue 2/2019. If you want to know what consequences …Read More

2018 – A Year of Data Breaches in Review

As 2018 draws to a close, we inevitably take the opportunity to take a look back at the year it has been, and make predictions about what 2019 might bring for cybersecurity. Week after week, month after month, 2018 saw organisations and companies struck by massive and damaging data breaches, putting the personal details of innocent members of the public at risk. In fact, the headlines about data breaches are …Read More

cryptovision’s Benjamin Drisch takes part in panel discussion on OMINSECURE 2019

The OMNISECURE, which takes place from 21 to 23 January, is once again the first major highlight of the year for cryptovision. For the 26th time about 350 participants will meet to discuss smart identity solutions. For cryptovision, eID expert Benjamin Drisch will be onsite – as a participant in a forum on the topic “Building blocks for digitization” (Wednesday at 11:10 a.m.). This session is moderated by Dr. Dennis …Read More

Projects with cryptovision solutions win Radiant Award 2018

At the end of every year, the Asia Pacific Smart Card Alliance (APSCA) awards several prizes for outstanding achievements in the field of identity and payments known as the Radiant Awards. Much like the Oscars, Radiant Awards recognize innovations in several different categories, which include Vision, Service, and Launch. The 2018 Radiant Awards ceremony was held at the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel last month. This year’s jury selected both the …Read More

Markus Hoffmeister: Data theft could have been avoided

cryptovision CEO Markus Hoffmeister is not surprised about the recent data thefts German politicians and other celebrities fell victim to. His demand: Strong authentication and encryption must finally prevail among private users as well. “Have the security systems of the Bundestag failed?” many a person asks with regards to the current reports on the leaked data of various politicians. In my opinion, the answer is no, because according to the …Read More

Hundreds of German politicians hacked: media reports

Internal political documents and personal details belonging to hundreds of German politicians were published online, RBB Inforadio, a Berlin-area German public broadcaster, reported Friday morning. The hack targeted members from all of Germany’s political parties currently represented in the federal parliament, except for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Politicians at the state level were also affected. The document leak was first discovered Thursday evening, the broadcaster reported. However, the documents had …Read More

How China’s Elite Hackers Stole the World’s Most Valuable Secrets

Imagine you’re a burglar. You’ve decided to tackle a high-end luxury apartment, the kind of building with multiple Picassos in the penthouse. You could spend weeks or months casing the place, studying every resident’s schedule, analyzing the locks on all the doors. You could dig through trash for hints about which units have alarms, run through every permutation of what the codes might be. Or you could also just steal …Read More