CK’s Technology News migration to GitHub

Here some news about my website and the current status for those who are interested what I'm doing in my 'free' time. Well basically reading, reading and coffee drinking. Besides my daily routine, I always try to improve my Blog and my articles however, I was never really happy with WordPress and so I decided... Continue Reading →

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WireGuard already outperforms OpenVPN

Today I did a short test of running WireGuard on my ASUS RT-AC86U test router, following the instructions I found in the Smallnetbuilder forum. After 2 hours it finally worked with small changes which I made to the config. After I was finished with playing around I did some speed tests to compare it's current state with OpenVPN. The... Continue Reading →

AMD’s virtual machine encryption bypassed – NOPE!

AMD's Epyc server chips utilize Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to automatically encrypt virtual machines on the fly while stored in memory, but researchers now say that they can get around it with a technique dubbed SEVer: "miscreants at the host level can alter a guest's physical memory mappings, using standard page tables, so that the SEV mechanism... Continue Reading →

Blockchain: ADAMANT Messenger – Claims to be the most secure and anonymous messenger

ADAMANT (yes the good stuff is always in upper letters) is another alternative messenger with the promise to be the most secure and anonymous messenger. It's the first blockchain based messenger and looks promising. The project was created to address the issues of data confidentiality and security provided by users and transmitted through messages within... Continue Reading →

Rumor: 12-16 Core Ryzen CPUs to AM4 in 2019 possible?

The latest rumor is from (yet again) coming from WCCFTech so please take it with a grain of salt, that AMD will make an AM4 socket which detects CPUs with more than 8 cores, Some voices even saying 12- and 16-core CPUs. WCCFTech mentioned "according to private conversations we've had with incredibly knowledgeable people in... Continue Reading →

Ad-Blocker Ghostery reveals hundreds of User Email Addresses

Ad-blocking tool Ghostery suffered from a pretty impressive, self-inflicted screwup Friday when the privacy-minded company accidentally CCed hundreds of its users in an email, revealing their addresses to all recipients. What happened? Fittingly, the inadvertent data exposure came in the form of an email updating Ghostery users about the company’s data collection policies. The ad... Continue Reading →

Reasons to use OpenVPN Client instead of your providers VPN Client

I got an interesting email today, someone asked me why I often speak about OpenVPN and what's wrong with the VPN software your VPN Service has to offer. First of all, the software which your VPN service might offer is already based on OpenVPN or it's tap driver in order to create a tunnel interface.... Continue Reading →

Amazon starting to banning shoppers who return items too often

The Wall Street Journal has sparked another round of stories regarding Amazon customers who have been banned for making too many returns. It isn’t clear what the exact metric is, though some say that an account will be flagged if the return rate exceeds 10%. Some people already claiming its much much lower than 10%.... Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Variants – Why there are so many of them?

There are plenty of cryptocurrencies around, and you can even create one yourself in minutes. Out of all these cryptocurrencies, there are plenty that come with the “Bitcoin” label that you will think are associated with Bitcoin.     The Answer The answer key is at the end of this article. If you got all... Continue Reading →

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