Privacy by Default.

Just to say: THANK YOU!

Our crowdfunding on Indiegogo ended. And it ended with success. I just want to say a big THANK YOU! to all of our supporters.

I'm already developing the Android version of p≡p. And thanks to all of our supporters, it can be quickly here now. We will announce it on this page when ready.

BTW: even more than money is the warm feeling when you know that hundreds and hundreds of people like your project. This gives me a lot of motivation! :-)

published Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:56:36 +0100 #android #crowdfunding

Why WhatsApp is not secure – while TextSecure may be

A false claim about an insecure messenger

To prove that you can trust in software, the source code of the software has to be available. This is the case with TextSecure but not with WhatsApp. What does Cory Doctorow move to make statements about WhatsApp like this?

It's the largest-ever deployment of end-to-end crypto, and assuming they didn't add any back-doors or make critical errors, this means that hundreds of millions of users can now communicate without being spied upon by governments, crooks, cops, spies or voyeurs.

This is just plain wrong. I'm questioning that, because WhatsApp has to add a back-door for sure. And Doctorow knows that. This is because of Section 215 US Patriot Act – at least there is a legal back door, which can be (ab)used by US governmental agencies at any time. There was an attempt by the Obama Administration to weaken the total surveillance just for US citizens only (all other people on our planet are unprotected anyways). But it was lately rejected by Republicans blocking this attempt in US Senate. I'm sure, Doctorow is aware of that fact, too. So why is Doctorow not telling the truth?

read on…

published Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:35:14 +0100 #manipulation #pr #spooky #valley

Windows' TLS implementation is as crappy as OpenSSL

The X.509 disaster continues:

Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution

There is a patch now.

published Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:33:09 +0100 #exploits #microsoft #ssl #tls #windows #x.509

To win the Net back, we need Free Hardware, Free Software and Secure Communication. That project is dealing with the first of the three.

p≡p is about secure communication for everyone. But if we want to conquer the network back, we also need dependable machines. The Open Laptop Project is working on the topic.

published Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:27:18 +0100 #freehardware #hardware