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Taking the step from studies to work life

This blog post will be divided into two separate entities. First I will tell you about my journey from studies to work life and bring up some thoughts on that process. This part only considers my personal experience and might contradict other views, but in my experience, it is not too far from what I […]

2019 – The year of indoor localization

There has always been a need for accurate indoor position systems, but the lack of affordable, standardized and interoperable solutions has been a major problem holding the market back. Finally, it looks like this will change. During 2019, not one, but two important new specifications will be released that can totally change this market. Bluetooth […]

Securing Linux with Mandatory Access Control

Security is a growing problem for any software. Now and then new software vulnerabilities even in Linux kernel are reported.  Effective use of access control provided by the operating system can assist to mitigate software vulnerabilities. Mostly, people are familiar with Discretionary Access Control (DAC) available in UNIX like operating systems.  DAC restricts access to […]

Wargames – A web Application Hack

$> WARGAMES Even though my daily work usually has little to do with security, I consider it a virtue to keep up to date with security basics and to try to maintain a certain breadth in my technical knowledge. But perhaps more importantly, I find it to be a lot of fun to engage in […]

Three short tips for successful IoT projects

IoT is currently leaving the state of proof of concepts and is happening in big scale. After helping our customers execute IoT projects for over a decade, here are three short tips if you are about to start your connectivity journey. 1. Business case There may be many reasons why you are investigating the possibility […]

Introduction to Kotlin

In this blog post I will give you a small introduction to the programming language Kotlin (which last year was added as a supported language for Android) and describe a few of my favorite features of the language. Background Last year at Google I/O, it was announced that Kotlin would be added as supported language […]

Interview with Lisa and Matz – Halfway through their Master Thesis

During 2018 the students Liza and Matz have worked with their Master Thesis at Scionova. They are writing about the security of Smart Home Devices and are currently about halfway through the thesis. Read our interview with them. ——————————————————————————————————————— How does it feel to hit the halfway mark? Matz: It feels really good. Especially since […]

Communication Protocols in IoT – Part 3

This is the third part of the series ” Communication Protocols in IoT”. The first part can be found here Bluetooth is a technology that is probably not unfamiliar to anyone today since literally every smartphone comes with the technology as standard. But how is this technology that historically is most known for audio streaming/handsfree […]