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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

Season’s Greetings from cryptovision

As the days left in the calendar are growing scarce and the sunlight grows shorter, the end of the year is fast upon us once more. With the hectic pace of modern life, it is very easy for us to overlook the blessings that we may take for granted. Consider the nearly 1.1 billion people who are forced to live without any official way to recognize their identity.   Lack …Read More

cryptovision CEO Markus Hoffmeister publishes article in The Vault

Shortly before the end of the year, cryptovision once again sets a medial exclamation mark. In the latest issue of the magazine The Vault, published by industry association Silicon Trust, cryptovision’s CEO Markus Hoffmeister (together with co-author Klaus Schmeh) presents his assessment of the currently most discussed topic in the identity industry: the blockchain. In his article BLOCKCHAIN Blues – the END of eID cards? Hoffmeister shows that the blockchain …Read More

YouTube video with cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh receives over a million hits

cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh has an another notable media appearance. In a YouTube video introducing ten unsolved cipher mysteries, titled Famous UNCRACKED Codes That STILL Exist!, Klaus is quoted. He is especially proud that he is shown right after William and Elizebeth Friedman, two of the most famous codebreakers in history. Produced by US company Origins Explained (“the place to be to find all the answers to your questions”), this video …Read More

cryptovision employees starring in Silicon Trust video

High above the roofs of Cannes, France, three employees of cryptovision gave interviews on the topic of electronic identities. These interviews have now been published as videos on the Silicon Trust website. The videos were shot during the TrusTech conference in the Palais des Festivals, where each year the stars of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival are honoured. On the second day of the event, Steve Atkins of the Silicon …Read More

Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications

Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the “unprecedented powers” had far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia’s shores in what is seen as the latest salvo between global governments and tech firms over national security and privacy. Under the legislation, Canberra can …Read More