Wer es am 6. Januar nicht nach Amberg geschafft hat, der hat am Samstag eine weitere Chance!
Zusammen mit dem Bürgernetzverein Nürnberger Land veranstaltet CAcert ein Assurance Event in Winkelhaid. Es werden Organisation Assurer anwesend sein, aber auch wer sich persönlich assuren lassen oder Informationen zu CAcert erhalten will ist herzlich eingeladen.
Nähere Infos gibt es unter www.cacert-bayern.de
Those from Central Frankonia who did not make it to the event on Jan 6 in Amberg get a second chance this Saturday!
In cooperation with Bürgernetzverein Nürnberger Land CAcert is staging an Assurance Event in Winkelhaid near Nürnberg. There will be Organisation Assurers on site, but everyone interested in a personal Assurance or information about CAcert is welcome.
For more details see www.cacert-bayern.de
I am currently updating irc.cacert.org to the latest debian release. I would suggest people use #cacert on irc.freenode.net while this is being done.
CAcert and OpenPGP party in Madrid (Spain), on Wednesday 19 March
More details below in spanish.
IV Fiesta de firmas OpenPGP y verificación CAcert
Después de la última fiesta de firmas celebrada hace un par de años, os invitamos de nuevo a traer vuestras claves y formularios para compartirlas y verificaros ante CAcert
Fecha: 19/03/2014 de 12:15 a 13:30
Lugar: Salón de Actos del Edificio de Gestión Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Para más información, ver la página del evento.
If you have used any infrastructure services (like wiki, blog, translation system, bug tracker) in the last days, you’ve probably noticed that they feel much more responsive. That’s because we have moved those services to a new machine, kindly donated by Thomas Krenn as part of their open source initiative. The donation actually took place some months ago, but we needed some time for preparation so that it’s finally online now. That was about time, because the old machine only had about 1.2 Gigabytes of storage left and those poor services were screaming for help.
Thank you Thomas Krenn for the hardware and also thanks to the admins, especially Jan Dittberner but also all other people involved, for preparing the move.
CAcert and secure-u e.V. will be present at FOSDEM 2014, the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting, on February Sat 1th and Sun 2th 2014.
If you want to help at our booth, register yourself on our events wiki page for FOSDEM 2014 planning.
CU at FOSDEM …
From now on, certificates from CAcert are signed with SHA512 as signature hashing algorithm. Doing so, CAcert improves the security of newly issued certificates over the previously used, usual standard in the industry for certificate authorities. Formerly created certificates remain valid of course. Due to limitations in Microsoft Windows XP without Service Pack 3 the new signatures cannot be validated there. An update to at least Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or better (e.g. Linux) eliminates this limitation.
The community-based certificate authority CAcert issues the 1 millionth certificate.
In the time of insecurity protection of data privacy is particularly important. The best data protection starts where no more data than necessary for service delivery is stored. This is a basic principle for the activity of CAcert. In doing so CAcert performs all important services of commercial vendors: server certificates for protecting web and email connections, client certificates for signing and easy and at the same time effective encryption of email, for authentication and for code signing are certificate options CAcert offers for everybody.
This includes the great work of the community. They help CAcert to issue certificates free of charge and to be an extremely successful internationally active certificate authority. Right now CAcert has issued its 1 millionth certificate with helps users all over the world protecting their sensitive data.
The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual meeting of the international hacker scene, organized by the Chaos Computer Club. It will take place from the 27th untill the 30th of december in the Congress Center Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. The congress features a variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues.
CAcert will be present at the 30C3 (27th – 30th december at the CCH Hamburg). Meet us at the Cryptoparty / NoisySquare assembly in area Garderobe Saal 2. Qualified CAcert assurers will be around.
We have also plans to organize a CAcert project meeting. Check out the CAcert project on the 30C3 wiki or the table of self-organized sessions to stay up-to-date.
The move of all existing CAcert servers to a new smaller rack at the current hosting centre has completed, mostly successful, on December 12 at 23:00 UTC. All main services are available again now, but we still have some smaller problems to sort out, mostly due to the switch-over to a new much more compact firewall with a completely new architecture.
So please bear with us while we iron out the remaining problems, and feel free to report any issues you are still encountering.
Please join me in expressing thanks to the team that worked very hard over four hours after an already stressful day to get this major job completed: Stefan Kooman, Mendel Mobach, Martin Simons.
On December 12 2013, we are planning to move all existing CAcert servers to a new smaller rack in the current hosting centre. In this new rack we will also have a new much more compact firewall installed, and a new energy-efficient infrastructure server.
All good news, but the downside is that all CAcert servers and services will be unavailable for a couple of hours. This outage will take place between 18:00 and 23:00 UTC on December 12, and of course we are striving to keep this downtime as short as possible,
In any case, critical services will be working again on leaving the hosting center, but in the case of unexpected complications, it is possible that non-critical services may only be restored the next day.
See also https://lists.cacert.org/wws/arc/cacert-sysadm/2013-12/msg00000.html for further details. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this major but necessary operation.