I am attending this week Eurocrypt in lovely Vienna, Austria. It started with the co-located workshop AWACS: A Workshop About Cryptographic Standards, which was held on Sunday. It was organized by CryptoExperts who invited excellent speakers from the field. The main topics were the trust in cryptographic standards, insights from within the crypto working groups, current and future trends as well as political and societal aspects of cryptographic standards.
A very interesting article has been published recently: Gone in Six Characters: Short URLs Considered Harmful for Cloud Services by Martin Georgiev and Vitaly Shmatikov. The authors studied URL shorteners like those embedded in popular cloud services like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Maps. They demonstrated that such short URLs can be scanned using brute force and discover sensitive information.
What does that mean for us who need to collaborate?
Yeah, I did it! Finally, I have my own website. I had actually a lot of fun creating it, learning WordPress, css, PHP and many more.
Why do I need my own website? Good question! I like to write, I like to share knowledge and I like to have discussions about what I write. So having my own WordPress site makes a lot of sense.