- Outlook for Android/iOS considered harmful.
- Paper on Elliptic Curve Kleptography at arXiv.org.
- Talk on Wallet Security (Video) at 35th Chaos Communication Congreß (35C3).
- Password Graph, visualizes your password strength as a graph.
- Cowmail, a little messenger with some experimental cryptographic features.
- Uhrwerk, a Swiss clockwork animation and some more stuff for card10.
- C Is Not a Low-level Language by David Chisnall (University of Cambridge).
- Adam Langley, security engineer at Google, exlains why not to enable revocation checking.
- The Hacker Crackdown by Bruce Sterling.
- DNSSEC considered harmful (FAQ).
- Lutz Donnerhacke on IPv6 and Privacy (German).
- Bert Hubert on the 5G elephant in the room.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation on the Independence of Cyberspace.
What is that funny letter about?
In the German language, there are special letters called Umlaut. An Umlaut can be understood as a phonetically modified letter. In modern German typography, these letters are spelled with two dots, like ä, ö and ü. An appended e is used when German words and names are transcribed to different languages. This is actually not a workaround but the origin of the dots.
The typography with the dots has its origin in German calligraphy and early printing. As an abbreviation for ae, oe and ue, the e was put on top of the modified letter, resulting in aͤ, oͤ and uͤ. You can find an example of old German printing here. Later, the little e has been replaced with the dots. This might also be related to the fact that the letter e looked like two strokes in some traditional German handwriting styles.
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