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Category: Open Source

Surveillance in Oslo Government Quarter shows inadequate mindset to issues

Heise and Aftenposten  both report on IMSI catchers that have been detected in Norways government quarter. Now, given that anybody with a few thousand Euro in their hands can build such an IMSI catcher (which is capable of catching much more than just an IMSI, the unique mobile identification number of a cellphone, but can actually serve as a listening device to conversations and tape streams of voice-data), it is not neglect that is to be seen. In fact, it is an inability to see attacks while they are happening… Read more Surveillance in Oslo Government Quarter shows inadequate mindset to issues

Minix 3.3.0 out!

Andrew S. Tanenbaum publishes Minix 3.3.0. Tanenbaum is one of the lighthouse open source folks out there (don’t forget: his last university lecture is coming up in the Aula of Vrije Universiteit – and we are invited for free coffee!). Minix is cool, based on a microkernel of less than 13,00 LOC. It is largely compatible with NetBSD, and runs thousands of packages. Does ARM, too. Go get it.

Mailpile: A bold approach for email privacy

The roadmap looks too good to be true, but the developers seem to be serious. They have taken the approach through the first months, delivered on their promises and now are trying out how far they can venture. Mailpile Beta is now open for the general public. These are the goals, they have set for themselves: Basics: It should be safe, easy and convenient to read, write, search and organize your e-mail. People should be able to communicate privately. For e-mail that means: Delivery: Messages are delivered intact and in… Read more Mailpile: A bold approach for email privacy