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Rediscovering F-Droid

I recently bought a Nokia 6.1 and I've been Loving it but it's running stock Android and one of the best ways to secure your Android device is to not install random apps that you don't trust, and especially not to install untrusted apps that didn't come from the …

Why I like the MIT License

Recently I've spent a little too much time thinking about open source licenses.

Whenever I start a new project I struggled to pick a license, there are dosens open source licenses that are all more or less the same. In fact worese than being the same many licenses that have …

Kerckhoffs's principle

One of the security tenants that I live by is Kerckhoffs's principle.

A cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system, except the key, is public knowledge.

-- Auguste Kerckhoffs, 1883

It's beautiful in it's simplicity and yet counter intuitive.

It's a beguiling myth that if you want to …

Why I can't patch the Juniper Backdoor

It's Thursday the 14th of January 2016, and it's now 25 days after I first heard about the Juniper backdoor (I heard about it on Monday the 21st of December 2015) and I still haven't patched it yet. We don't use the VPN and have never had SSH open to …

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