Couple your desktop and Android device using KDE Connect

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Most of you will know the app Bushbullet which couples your phone and desktop and gives you access to the notifications of your Android device. This really is a great app with lots of features, but you have to trust in Bushbullet, as every notification is first sent to the Bushbullet servers and after that to your desktop computer. As this isn’t an option for me, I was glad to find out that there is a alternative called KDE connect. weiterlesen…

Geotagging Photos from your Location History

In a recent post, I described a solution to constantly track your location and privately store a history of it. Besides the possibility to find out, where you have been, this can also be used to add GPS coordinates your photos, so that your will never have to wonder again, where a photo has been taken – but without having to buy a special camera with a GPS receiver.

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How to get A+ ranking at the Qualys SSL Server Test

Qualys A+ SSL Security Ranking LogoReading so much about malware, security issues in software, hackers and the NSA affairs, I am also aware that is crucial to secure any digital device and protect your own data. Encryption of connections between client and server is an essential part of this. Of course, it may be hard to achieve perfect security, but often security issues are founded in a lack of knowledge or because someone doesn’t have the time to do things right.

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Faulty (Length-) Validation in JSF

A few days ago, I examined a Java enterprise web application to find out if it would be difficult to extend the internationalization of the application to support japanese. The internationalization of the UI would not have been a problem, as this is done using property-files. The interesting part would be the database, as it is using UTF-8 and the column sizes vary between one and three bytes according to its intended content. weiterlesen…