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Event

ARPA2 All Hands - October 2018

We are organising the third ARPA2 All Hands meeting! This is scheduled to take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands on October 9th 2018. Thanks to SURFnet for kindly providing the venue for this event.

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Cryptography

Quantum Crypto will Break our backs & bones

Most of us have heard about Quantum Computing and its immense power to break today's strongest security mechanisms. What is the sense and nonsense?

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lecture,identity,architecture

[Lecture] IdentityHub: PKI for the Masses

Today, we present our vision on the SURF Security and Privacy Conference "Crisis? Business as Usual!" We describe the contents of our lecture in this article.

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display

On Display #3: Perpetuum driver

Most of the IdentityHub involves workflow-styled processes... create a key, publish it in LDAP, set it up in a DANE, wait a while, set it up in a server, wait a while, remove a predecessor from DANE, and many more such actions. To coordinate such process is difficult, let alone allow dynamic enhancements in individual identity hosting contexts. Perpetuum presents an answer.

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hardware

Standardising the Hacker's RS-232 Jack Plug

We all need to hack around with hardware from time to time. A highly useful way to gain access is the RS-232 serial connector to a terminal interface, where console output is dumped, and command access is often available. This is available on virtually all digital circuit boards as an optional pin header and virtually always at a 3V3 level. Why not agree on a simple way to unleash these with a carefully specified jack plug, and be compatible?

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