GBit connection but only ~12MBytes/s transferrate over SSH?

I came about that my SSH setup was only able to transfer ~12MBytes/s. After some digging I found out that SSHv2 is by default using “3des” as the cipher. When I set it specifically with “-c blowfish” to a another secure, but much faster block cipher, I got ~24MBytes/s. If […]


A Raspberry Pi behind a 22″ TV

I had an old 22″ monitor standing around, where the integrated CD/DVD player was broken – but lucky me it still had a HDMI input, so… *g So I stuck the Pi with doublesided super strong mounting tape at the back of it, put some more “sticky points” to hold […]


Comment on “Symantec SSL certificates feature cryptography 10k times harder to break than RSA-bit key”

I just came across  Symantec SSL certificates feature cryptography 10k times harder to break than RSA-bit key and Symantec/VeriSign Expands Encryption Options For SSL Digital Certificates (http://www.darkreading.com/authentication/167901072/security/encryption/240148562/symantec-verisign-expands-encryption-option+s-for-ssl-digital-certificates.html). I must say, I am stunned. AFAIK no certificate has been “broken” yet, and those few ones what have, were implementation errors or […]


Jacob Appelbaum’s keynote at the 29C3 in Hamburg

Jacob Appelbaum at the 29C3 keynote about the new, top-secret NSA building in the US and a couple of other things, what gave me the chills – mainly how the US government is – let’s say “performing”. You can watch it on YouTube. Or if you want to get the […]