“Raise the nose, HAL.” “I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that.”

This article looks like a must-read for software developers.

“The flight management computer is a computer. What that means is that it’s full not of aluminum bits, cables, fuel lines and all the other accoutrements of aviation. It’s full of lines of code. And that’s where things get dangerous.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20190328093447/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1249KS8xtIDKb5SxgpeFI6AD-PSC6nFA5/view

Track user movement by WiFi transmissions

As authors of “Adversarial WiFi Sensing” state in their conclusion:

“Our work brings up an inconvenient truth about wireless transmissions. While greatly improving our everyday life, they also unknowingly reveal information about ourselves and our actions. By designing a simple and powerful attack, we show that bad actors outside of a building can secretly track user presence and movement inside the building by just passively listening to ambient WiFi transmissions (even if they are encrypted). To defend against these attacks, we must control the volume and coverage of WiFi signals, or ask APs to obfuscate signals using cover traffic.
While our attack targets WiFi localization and tracking, our methodology can be generalized to sensing mechanisms at different RF frequencies (e.g.UHF, cellular, millimeter wave [63]) and other mediums (acoustic [32], ultrasound [47, 61], visible light, magnetics). Beyond this single attack,we hope to highlight largely overlooked privacy risks from ambient RF (and other) signals around us.”

https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.10109v1

Tim Berners-Lee – Daten selbst verwalten mit Solid

Tim Berners-Lee arbeitet weiter an seiner Vision des World Wide Web. Sein neues Projekt heißt Solid und soll es Personen und Organisationen erlauben, ihre Daten selbstbestimmt zu verwalten. Webapplikationen können dann gezielt mit Daten versorgt werden. Wo die Daten gespeichert werden und wer darauf zugreifen darf, dies bestimmt der Benutzer selbst, indem er Daten in einem selbst kontrollierten Webbereich ablegt. Mit der Solid Plattform kann der Benutzer seinen Bereich kontrollieren und administrieren.

https://medium.com/@timberners_lee/one-small-step-for-the-web-87f92217d085

https://solid.inrupt.com/how-it-works