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The Efail Scam: What You Should Do as a User of Apple’s Mail.app

June 4th, 2018 by ‐ No Comments
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You have probably heard of the recent hype about OpenPGP/GnuPG/etc. and S/MIME having been compromised. Actually, that’s not true. What has been discovered, is that the ways that many email apps make use of OpenPGP and S/MIME are vulnerable to exploits. Make no mistake: the OpenPGP and S/MIME encryption schemes and tools themselves are still safe to use. It’s the mail clients that are to blame.  Here is what you can do to minimise your attack surface as a user of Apple’s Mail.app.

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ComposeIT 2.0.5 for macOS 10.13 Released

November 3rd, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

To complement Apple’s recent update of macOS High Sierra to 10.13, we have also updated our Mail.app plugin to 2.0.5 to be compatible with the new Mail.app version 10.3 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.5.

We’re Speaking at EBU Forecast 2017

October 16th, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

We are excited to announce that Alexander Adolf will be speaking at the EBU Forecast 2017 conference. His talk will explain what the incentives for cable operators are to look at IP distribution, and what still keeps them away from it. Check out the conference programme, and be sure to register in case you haven’t just yet. It’s a worthwhile invest if you are in the broadcast industry and are interested in the latest technology trends and developments.

Looking forward to seeing you in Geneva!

Update to GnuPG 2.1 or better – “Wot? No secret key?”

October 9th, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

The “decryption failed: no secret key” message after upgrading to the latest and greatest GnuPG (i.e. 2.1 or later) can make your heart stop for a moment. But do not despair! Before trying out all the intertwined sequences of commands out there, or even worse generating new keys, you may be safe, and up&running within a few moments with our simple hint.

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ComposeIT 2.0.4 for macOS 10.12.4 Released

March 31st, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

To complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.4, we have also updated our Mail.app plugin to 2.0.4 to be compatible with the new Mail.app version 10.3 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.4.

New White Paper on TV Digitalisation in India

March 22nd, 2017 by ‐ No Comments

We are happy to announce that our latest white paper is now available for download . Condition-ALPHA’s Alexander Adolf takes a look at the e-waste impact of TV digitalisation in India. With 60 million TV homes converted, and another 60 million to go, any choice of direction India will be taking will have a huge impact on how many TV sets and set-top boxes will become obsolete as the digital TV market matures. All those discarded devices, will hit an e-waste recycling sector in India which ist far from prepared to accept anything near these quantities. It will hence be crucial to minimise the amount e-waste resulting from TM digitalisation that ends up in landfills or in the informal recycling sector. Get the white paper from our publications page (scroll all the way to the bottom, or use the “white papers” link at the top left).

ComposeIT 2.0.3 for macOS 10.12.2 released

December 19th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

To complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.2, we have also updated our Mail.app plugin to 2.0.3 to be compatible with the new Mail.app version 10.2 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.3.

ComposeIT 2.0.2 for macOS 10.12.1 released

November 7th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

ComposeITLogoTo complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.1, we have also updated our Mail.app plugin to 2.0.2 to be compatible with the new Mail.app version 10.1 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.2.

ComposeIT 2.0.0 is here!

July 28th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

ComposeITLogoWe are happy to announce version 2.0.0 of our Mail.app plugin ComposeIT. We have designed a beautiful, flat style, new logo, we have upgraded to a full UI installer, and we have overhauled the preference pane UI. Installing will now be really easy, and you will find all settings gathered in one place. ComposeIT is now easier to install and easier to configure that ever. But no worries, we have preserved all the other greatness. Just install this over any previous version and enjoy the fresh, new look and feel. Get it directly fron the download page.

XMLCatalogBuilder is here!

June 15th, 2016 by ‐ No Comments

catalogIf you’re like us, working a lot with XML files which follow XML Schema definitions from 3rd parties, you will often have cursed people publishing libraries of XML Schema definitions. Most people decide to simply include everything that their schemas <import> or otherwise reference in their package. Hence, now you have several copies of everything floating around your hard-drive. There is no one, true way of publishing XML Schema packages however, but there is one, true way how to use them: XML Catalog(more…)