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3 years after Snowden – what has really changed?

Edward Snowden 3 years anniversary NSA scandal

Last week saw the third anniversary of the day when a young man named Edward Snowden revealed the extent of and details about the mass-surveillance conducted by his employer, the National Security Agency. The secret documents he disclosed to the world proved that the US intelligence services had been undermining our rights of privacy and […]

Wi-Fi in historic buildings – signal different

Wi-Fi in historic buildings

The process of digitalization is unstoppable, even taking hold in places of historical significance. For example, where buildings under monument protection are being converted into modern offices, or in centuries-old buildings such as museums or theatres which, of course, have to keep pace with the digital age. This is the collision of two worlds that […]

Network forecast: It’s clouding over

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Cloud applications have become a part of our everyday lives at home, on the move, and at the office: Streaming videos, exchanging photos and documents, e-mail, and much more are “in the cloud” these days. For companies in particular, the potential of cloud computing is huge. Current statistics show how great this is: For example, […]

Why we need to end crypto wars, now!

The ongoing political debate about government built-in or specially created backdoors in IT products is hitting the nerve of millions of people. This is about far more than “merely” decrypting a single mobile phone of a suspected criminal. It threatens our fundamental right to personal data privacy and security.

Securing Voice-over-IP – Put an End to Eavesdropping

Analog telephony has a long history, dating back to the 19th century inventors and pioneers of the telephone Innocenzo Manzetti, Philipp Reis and Alexander Graham Bell. But the days of analog communication are numbered and, gradually, digitalization is taking over.

LTE in the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band: The threat is taking shape

Founder and Managing Partner of LANCOM Systems, Ralf Koenzen has been blogging for two years about political topics and developments concerning the Wi-Fi and network industry. His German blog “Auf ein Wort – Ralf Koenzen bloggt” has grown steadily and enjoys a high reputation among experts, colleagues and journalists. In his latest blog he focuses […]

How to get the maximum out of your Wi-Fi network: Optimize!

LANCOM Active Radio Control (ARC)

“Never touch a running system,” is a widespread sentiment among network administrators and stems from the experiences gained from operating-system updates. The general opinion is: Once a system is set up and configured, think twice about changing it. These days this is a rather negligent approach,

Clone wars – How to secure yourself from an evil hotspot

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If we take a look at which countries have the best-developed public Wi-Fi networks, it quickly becomes clear that countries with smaller economies are leading the way worldwide. According to a recent study by Rotten WiFi, numerous smaller European nations belong to the top 20 countries offering public Wi-Fi.

How Wi-Fi can work on Mars

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In August this year you were able to witness a strange but at the same time fascinating scene which could have been straight out of a science fiction movie: Two astronauts in white space suits with big antennas on their backs were moving across a dark, rocky terrain high up on a mountain conducting scientific experiments.

Certificate Authority for everyone? Or how to lock the NSA out

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Most companies today operate at several sites and use public networks to stay interconnected. With the aim of securing communication over the Internet, encryption techniques have seen significant development and refinement in recent years. In the case of site connectivity via VPN tunnel, the IPSec protocol is considered to be highly robust and secure.