Martijn Lammerts
My own digital place with a little of everything

Lessons Learned from the Estonian National ID Security Flaw

18 December 2017
Estonia recently suffered a major flaw in the security of their national ID card. This article discusses the fix and the lessons learned from the incident: In the future, the infrastructure dependency on one digital identity platform must be decreased, the use of several alternatives must be encouraged and promoted. In addition, the update and replacement capacity, both remote and...
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Lessons Learned from the Estonian National ID Security Flaw

18 December 2017
Estonia recently suffered a major flaw in the security of their national ID card. This article discusses the fix and the lessons learned from the incident: In the future, the infrastructure dependency on one digital identity platform must be decreased, the use of several alternatives must be encouraged and promoted. In addition, the update and replacement capacity, both remote and...
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Tracking People Without GPS

15 December 2017
Interesting research: The trick in accurately tracking a person with this method is finding out what kind of activity they're performing. Whether they're walking, driving a car, or riding in a train or airplane, it's pretty easy to figure out when you know what you're looking for. The sensors can determine how fast a person is traveling and what kind...
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Security Planner

14 December 2017
Security Planner is a custom security advice tool from Citizen Lab. Answer a few questions, and it gives you a few simple things you can do to improve your security. It's not meant to be comprehensive, but instead to give people things they can actually do to immediately improve their security. I don't see it replacing any of the good...
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E-Mail Tracking

13 December 2017
Good article on the history and practice of e-mail tracking: The tech is pretty simple. Tracking clients embed a line of code in the body of an email­ -- usually in a 1x1 pixel image, so tiny it's invisible, but also in elements like hyperlinks and custom fonts. When a recipient opens the email, the tracking client recognizes that pixel...
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Remote Hack of a Boeing 757

12 December 2017
Last month, the DHS announced that it was able to remotely hack a Boeing 757: "We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration," said Robert Hickey, aviation program manager within the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. "[Which] means I didn't have anybody...
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