Tag Archives: Security

X.509 User Certificate-based Two-Factor Authentication for Web Applications

Thomas Zink, Marcel Waldvogel (2017): X.509 User Certificate-based Two-Factor Authentication for Web Applications. Distributed Systems Laboratory, University of Konstanz (KN-2017-DISY-03), 2017.

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MoDeNA: Enhancing User Security for Devices in Wireless Personal and Local Area Networks

Robert Müller, Marcel Waldvogel, Corinna Schmitt (2017): MoDeNA: Enhancing User Security for Devices in Wireless Personal and Local Area Networks. Distributed Systems Laboratory, University of Konstanz (KN-2017-DISY-02), 2017.

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DNSSEC made easy: Converting an existing DNS zone to Inline signing with BIND

DNSSECDNSSEC — the security extensions to the trusty Domain Name System (DNS) upon which almost all Internet transactions rely — is often considered hard to set up. My own setup has been very dated, using complicated scripts which needed to run after every change to the zone file. There was time to change this. Modern versions of the BIND make this rather easy, as I found out. Continue reading DNSSEC made easy: Converting an existing DNS zone to Inline signing with BIND

Interoperable Chat in Your Web Browser: JSXC 3.0 released

JavaScript XMPP Chat installed in ownCloudOpen, standards-compliant and interoperable chat sounds like a boon. However, proprietary and closed systems (WhatsApp, Facebook chat, Google Hangouts, …) are often easier to deploy, as they are nicely integrated in existing ecosystems. The freshly-released JSXC 3.0 shows that this is not necessary. Continue reading Interoperable Chat in Your Web Browser: JSXC 3.0 released