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Beyond eastereggs, things you probably don’t know

… IT is everywhere, some interesting facts you probably don’t know or haven’t heard even while using IT/it for years, some kind of eastereggs as greatings from the creators behind

1337 – leetspeak for the digital natives

IPoAC

IP over Avian Carriers (IPoAC) is a proposal to carry Internet traffic via birds, an RFC 1149 at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) from 01.04.1990

ping

the payload of an ICMP/ping request contains “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwabcdefghi”

cmd

install telnet-client as windows feature, open cmd and enter: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

wifi

set password to 2444666668888888, when someone ask’s for your password, tell him/her 12345678, but why? … it is calulated via 1*2,3*4,5*6,7*8

word

enter on a word file =rand(5,5) to generate random text

chrome

you know chrome’s offline easteregg and how to play online

you notice it when sites doesn’t load or videos can’t played… not at Firefox or IE google added in 2014 a little endless runner to chrome browser, the developer wrote about the idea – when your trying to load something and the connection suddenly stops – simply tab the screen or hit the spacebar –… Continue reading you know chrome’s offline easteregg and how to play online

“J”

on mobile you’ll receive emails containig an “J”, this is because outlook convert smilies in wingdings font, wich mobile display as a single letter J, K und L, instead of :), 😐 and 😦

firefox

enter “about:robots” in addres bar

google search

enter “(sqrt(cos(x))cos(400x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.4)(4-xx)^0.1″ in google search

facebook

the IPv6 address auf facebook is “2a03:2880:f003:c07:face:b00c::2″

bluetooth

the name is a homage to Harald Blauzahn, the logo is a monogram of his wiking runes

apple

amazon

there are lot clever 404 sites out there, but amazon’s favor the love of it’s employee’s dogs


there a lot more easter eggs everywhere! read all 101 best Easter eggs in tech history @stuff.tv

technology

everything just cloud

from bad weather to increase productivity – pamphlet for the cloud

  • flexibility – easy to setup, scalable according to your requirements, highavailable
  • technology – hosted private or public, a mix of both as hybrid or as community cloud
  • security – encryption, access control, access rights, identity management

a service could be as secure or reliable as possible – it is all about trust

pictured from faz

cloud access security broker (casb) is state ot the art technology to utilize security where trust is missing, e.g. mobileiron access ensure secure access of trusted devices from mobile to cloud services

mobileIron access

apple, innovation, technology

managed ios contacts

restriced access to enterprise contacts … a long journey to find its holy grail in ios 11.3

grant or deny access to your contacts

was introduced in ios 6, since 2012 it is possible to decide which apps is allowed to access your contacts – there were no api to configure the setting in an enterprise environment, block access from apps like facebook, whatsapp, line, viber, path, e.g. to enterprise contacts – with containerization you can restrict enterprise content from unauthorized access, along with usabilitity limitations

grant contact access ios 6

allow open documents from unmanaged apps to managed apps

was presented in ios 7 release, since then enterprise management was able to restrict data exchange from untrusted, unsecure, private (unmanaged) to enterprise apps (managed) – apple´s native mail is per default a private app

arrow read: how to setup outlook of ios enterprise devices

managed domains

to separate the private from enterprise accounts inside the mailapp, apple enabled this setting in ios 8 – managed domain remain blue, unmanaged marked as red – mail and web domains respect the “allow open documents from…” restriction to interact with managed apps, except the contacts

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ios call kit

announced in ios 10, call kit improves the usability when called and even contacts secured inside a container, the name is resolved and displayed

prevent contacts in managed accounts from being used in unmanaged apps or accounts

finally, apple introduced this feature within ios 11.3 – only managed apps able to access managed contacts, this closes the gap to securely use apple mail in an enterprise environment

arrow read: how oauth changed in ios12

allowManagedToWrite UnmanagedContacts & allowUnmanagedToRead ManagedContacts

ios12 improve contact management since managed open-in restriction to enhance the managed from unmanaged separation for secure byod deployments, payload need to be deployed via mdm

arrow view how to: “managed ios contacts” & “ios managed domains” attached

general

google knows

“google knows everything” – bots basically crawl the internet to fill a database, it’s about content, statistics, locations and people’s gender, age, a lot more …

websites use google analytics to optimize their page – ip, browser, os, etc. is reported to google, no personal information transfered, but with this characteristics a template could created – example: when login a forum, specialized to financial advices, you could get extra credit offers or you searched for tenancy law, new flat offerings aren’t displayed – technical feature like ip masking are as save as google take care about their responsibility

… they have the almost ability to predict the future, like:

larry page google founder, alphabet ceo, mentioned “we are no longer living in a mobile-first world, we are in a mobile-only world.” – mobile changed already from second to first screen in web usage

sundar pichaigoogle ceo, said ai is “one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire,” – ai (artifical intelligence) already found a way in today’s smartphones, it is the biggest tech trend of 2018

about your privacy in google hands – you can have a look what google knows about you at history.google.com/history or display saved passwords facebook also knows o.O

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