Whenever you talk to people about data-protection, privacy and IT-Security, there’s one common constant. It’s too complicated. The packfrog is about to change that.Read More →
A bit chunk of breached confidential data, containing millions of e-mail addresses and passwords, were -again- made public a few days ago. How can we protect our user’s data and accounts?Read More →
I get it. Who wants to to get audio or video screaming from a website unexpectedly? No wonder the web-browser developers thought to stop this nuisance. But their solutions creates a big problem for users and web-developers.Read More →
I’ve got to tell you: If I would be working at Mozilla, I would have been sad, disappointed, maybe even somewhat angry that Mozilla’s leadership wasn’t able to ‘sell’ the Firefox engine to replace Microsoft’s Edge technology. Why is it that Mozilla seems to be unable to compete against Chromium? Read More →
We all agree – HTTPS – the encrypted communication between WWW-browsers and servers – usually makes sense. However – under the cover of secure communications, some folks have silently pushed their version of rules into our life. And that makes things complicated – to say the least. Read More →
There are a few ways to measure power consumption, voltage or current with an Arduino. Unfortunately, the ESP8266 has a few limitations that make it somewhat difficulty to get things going. Let’s look at an easy way to achieve our task.
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Home automation is cool. It really is. Switch power and or off, lights come on with a touch or voice command, everything can be controlled from everywhere. Well – sometimes. Or not. Because there’s a big fight going on below the deck. And you may want to wait who wins. Read More →
After having been working with voice controlled or .. voice activated “smart” environments for a while, here’s my take: This could get really great if .. and that’s a big if .. we find a common protocol that enables flexibility, compatibility and true interactions. Read More →
So – you got this Amazon Alexa device at Cyber-Monday? And maybe a connected “smart” plug or light bulb? Before you start adding more “smart” stuff – here’s what you need to know. Read More →
Yep – those little ESP chips are cute. And powerful. And easy to program. And much more. But if you are going to control more than – say a closet light – you want to think about security. This requires hashes and tracking of the current time.
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