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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

Australians who won’t unlock their phones could face 10 years in jail

The Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals’ data. If they can’t, it would jail people for up to a decade if they refuse to unlock their phones. The country’s Assistance and Access Bill, introduced this week for public consultation, strengthens the penalties for people who refuse to unlock their phones for the police. Under Australia’s existing Crimes Act, judges could jail a person …Read More

Smartcards for the Mac and more: sc/interface 7.1 offers many new features

Apple Corporation are traditionally known as being little interested in smart cards. However, with macOS Sierra (10.12) the California-based company has introduced the so-called CryptoTokenKit framework, with which macOS users can now finally use smart cards without major detours. The support of this feature with a new component (Crypto Token Driver) is one of the numerous highlights the new version 7.1 of cryptovision’s smart credential middleware sc/interface has to offer. …Read More

cryptovision’s Blockchain Expertise in Demand at Industry Association eco

The Blockchain will be one of the central topics at the Internet Security Days (20 and 21 September 2018 in Phantasialand near Cologne). This was pointed out yesterday in a press release published by internet industry association eco, which organises the event. cryptovision has its say in this release. This is no coincidence, because at the Internet Security Days the blockchain expertise of cryptovision will be in demand: cryptovision’s Klaus …Read More

cryptovision publishes article about alternative eID financing models in “The Vault”

Is it acceptable that an authority issuing electronic identity cards have these used by third parties and charge for this? Klaus Schmeh, Chief Marketing Editor at cryptovision and author of numerous books and articles, has published an article in The Vault magazine about this topic. There are many possibilities for such refinancing. For example, an identity card issuer may include a credit card function in the card and have this …Read More

Watch the official cryptovision Mindshare 2018 video!

cryptovision Mindshare 2018 was hot (not only because of the weather) and inspiring. We have now released a seven minutes video with scenes from the conference, the exhibition and, of course, the legendary CryptoNite party. If you were among the lucky ones who attended Mindshare, enjoy some of the highlights once again. If you missed Mindshare, our video will give you an impression of the fun we had at this …Read More