I had to update someone's Mac today, from 11.5.x to 11.6... the download kept failing inside the built-in updater, so I figured I'd go check if Apple still releases update packages on their website, for manual updates... and it seems they still offer those (but not for macOS Big Sur?). [...]
Apple just released iOS 14.8, which comes as a surprise considering we're expecting iOS 15 any day now. Since iOS 6, Apple released every new version of iOS in mid-September, and we expect no different this year. So, why release iOS 14.8 on September 13th? What's even more interesting is, [...]
I am writing this post because Thunderbird 78.x has issues for advanced PGP users
I met someone through this very blog. We have been emailing back and forth, and eventually the question arised why I'm so interested in IT security. My response was, that there's no particular reason and I guess it's just "obvious" to me. To which he replied seemingly perplexed, that I [...]
I had some thoughts about password hashing and password strength, and would like to share those with you. First we'll look into hashing and then into the topic of commonly used passwords, password strength, and possible ways to enforce strong passwords.