26Mar/18

2FA and no credit card as minimal protection against evil-minded

Are you bothered about these stupid cookie allowance buttons too ?

You’re right, but cookies are “cold coffee”, because there’s a lot more possible than just passive analyzing website statistics, performance, measuring and optimizing UI-design experience and visitors behavior from their past track (create personal profiles).

Did you know that a lot of sites use session replay scripts (if misused / configured, a sort of realtime visitor surveillance able to steal personal data and even full credentials) ?

Here in this PDF you can find a list of CH domain sites which use some another webvisitor analyzing techniques like e.g. Canvas-Font- and / or WebRTC-“Fingerprinting”, originally researched & published by ZHAW (ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences).
Some ways of prevention to cut their script and their possible impact are:

a) Scriptblocker
Using browser add-ons like:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

b) Secure authentication
Also the 2FA (two factor authentication) should be a must in these times:
https://twofactorauth.org/

c) Domain Name System (DNS)
Old fashioned, but effective: maintain your /etc/hosts file with all these providers.

[./etc/hosts] 127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 clicktale.net
127.0.0.1 conductor.clicktale.net
127.0.0.1 script.hotjar.net
127.0.0.1 cdn.decibelinsight.net
127.0.0.1 d2oh4tlt9mrke9.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 mc.yandex.ru
127.0.0.1 ws.sessioncam.com
and so on …

Unfortunately you’ll never up to date and get paranoid for sure. In the end, we will pay a high price for the comfort in the information age.  A tragic fact is also that the biggest part of the users will never have a change to protect them appropriate, as in real life.

Or, do you really think some traffic light and cross-walk bars protect you on your way as pedestrian ?

Bad humans / enterprises make our lives painful – but they say: “we make the world a better place” or as an former Google slogan “don’t be evil” … so, happy future to all of us !

Read more under freedom-to-tinker and webtransparency

20Nov/17

Klain Karoo – DON’T TALK and Stefan Tschumi’s video creation

VOX media player (macOS / iOS), streaming national radio SRF3 – who the hell is that ? … aah, really great spherical sound of Klain Karoo ! … and then: is there a vid ? YES, as here embedded too, but there are a lot of more excellent media creations by Stefan Tschumi e.g. with other Swiss artists like James Gruntz.

So I stop with flatteries and invite you to check out their sites yourself (as already  linked 😉

18Oct/17

Swiss Smart Factory – Industry 4.0 training – MyLifeZone portal

A lot of people a feared by the fast evolution cycles, but the only way to face: learn it – if you’re interested in industrial automation, then one confident opportunity is the MyLifeZone portal. Here you can share high-end equipment for educational purposes to have the best conditions, e.g. from your homeworkplace.
Reference articles:
Swiss Smart Factory portrait (GER)  |  Must haves in Industry 4.0 knowledge (Forbes)  |  Swiss Innovation Parc, Biel/Bienne