Computer security: This IT detective tries to be faster than hackers

An administration that can’t let cars in, a hospital that can only conduct emergency operations, a tour operator that has to cancel cruises: Internet criminals are increasingly successful in paralyzing information systems. In most cases, it is about encrypting the data and making it available for some ransom, explains Stefan Otto. The 35-year-old is investigating … Read more

Cities and doctors, business and associations are calling for a crown strategy for the fall

June 3, 2022 at 5:50 pm NRW in a pandemic : Cities, doctors, businesses and associations are calling for a crown strategy for the fall The mask fell between the fallen leaves. (Iconic Image) When the next corona wave arrives in the fall, the state of NRW should be prepared. Photo: dpa / Bernd Thissen … Read more

Düsseldorf-Oberkassel shooting festival

May 29, 2022 @ 6:12 pm Customs clearance in Dusseldorf : Riding geese without horses – but with a lot of fun If necessary, geese can also be ridden without a horse. Jörg Klünder (right) was having fun dragging the cardboard goose to unreachable heights. Photo: Hans-Juergen Bauer (hjba) Düsseldorf The trade fair in Oberkassel … Read more

The return of chemical weapons – the specter of science

How to prevent a future gas war? For a number of reasons, experts suspect that chemical weapons will be reused more in the future. Interstate wars are becoming less frequent, while civil wars and revolts have increased significantly since the turn of the millennium. On the one hand, this increases the risk that existing chemical … Read more