We are planning a series of free public workshops. The first workshop will be called “Basic Internet security, for the public”.

When and where: 2013-10-29, at 19-21. At Kontrapunkt, Norra Grängesbergsgatan 26, Malmö. Just show up, or fill in this form: http://workshop.forskningsavd.se/ (The page is in Swedish atm, let’s call it beta. Plz just let us know if you are many, and if you prefer to do the workshop in English, that can also be arranged.)

You should bring: an open mind, a laptop computer, extension cord, a snack.

There will be followups on similar topics, at other hack/make-places. Stpln/fbrkn, FooCafe. Gothenburg Hackerspace, yeeey.

2013 mass  surveillance disclosures, many by Edward Snowden.

Here is a Swedish radio program about it https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/255022?programid=1300.

We will discuss open and secure alternatives in general, irl. Lots of stuff.

On a closely related topic, there is also a free seminar at foocafe, the day after, with Pirate Party MEP Amelia Andersdotter, about “personal data protecion and exemption”.


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We have a new hackerspace! It’s a room in a social center on volframgatan 14 in malmö. The place is still under construction so everything is in disarray and we haven’t moved in a lot of tools and stuff yet. But we’ve startet to meet there every monday from 19 so come join us!

This monday we tried to make a club mate clone. We tried some different ingredients and a few different sweeteners and after a few batches we got something that was pretty close to the original. For next time we will try with some cold extracted mate tea and see if it changes the flavor and bitterness.

Faidros built a usb charger on his moped to connect to a rasperry pi.

We also built some tables and BamCe help showed us what needed to be done on the walls for our room.


Med anledning av Firefox ‘death sentence’ threat to TeliaSonera over gov spy claims plitade några av oss, tillsammans med systersvärmen GHS, ihop några olika steg för hur du redan nu kan välja bort TeliaSoneras certifikat.

BROWSERS (in no particular order)

Opera (Windows, GNU/Linux, OSX)
Note: (Browsers on OSX uses the built in Keychain Access)

  • (Settings ->) Preferences -> Advanced -> Security
  • Click “Manage certificates…”
  • Open tab “Authorities” (always question these)
  • Look for “TeliaSonera Root CA v1″ and/or anything Sonera
  • Click “View”
  • Uncheck “Allow connections to sites using this certificate”
  • Click OK and exit preferences

KDE, Konqueror & Rekonq etc (border-line system-wide)

  • K-menu -> Applications -> System -> System Settings (or find a quicker way there)
  • Click SSL Preferences
  • Look for any Telia or Sonera certificate
  • Click in the checkbox before the certificate name so it gets unchecked
  • Click Apply

Firefox/Iceweasel/Pale Moon (Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD etc.)

  • Edit -> Preferences/Settings -> Advanced -> Encryption -> View/Show Certificate
  • Open tab “Authorities”
  • Look for Sonera
  • Use “Edit..” (“Delete or Distrust” may not be enough on some platforms*)
  • Uncheck everything!

* If you’re running a Linux-based/Unix-like system, chances are Firefox gets the Sonera certificates from /etc/ssl/certs. If you are running Debian, Ubuntu or another Debian derivate, see dpkg-reconfigure below. For Windows the browser uses your settings made in “View/Show Certificate” as stated above – distrust makes the browser show a warning message. Someone please confirm this for OSX.

Chromium on ArchLinux:

  • Press the menu-button in the upper right corner.
  • Select Settings at the bottom of the menu.
  • Scroll to the  bottom and click the “Show advanced settings…” text.
  • Scroll to HTTPS/SSL and press the “Manage certificates…” button.
  • Go to the Authorities-tab.
  • Search for Sonera by pressing CTRL+F and typing Sonera into the search box.
  • Select the certificates one at a time and press “Edit…”, then uncheck all boxes and press OK. When you’ve done that for both certificates the browser will start complaining when you try to access sites with encrypted connections signed with the Telia Sonera certificate.


Debian GNU/Linux:
Removed through dialog interface using dpkg.
# dpkg-reconfigure -p low ca-certificates
Uncheck the following certificates:
   * /etc/mozilla/Sonera_Class_1_Root_CA.crt
   * /etc/mozilla/Sonera_Class_2_Root_CA.crt

ArchLinux all browsers without SSL cache:
$ sudo find /etc/ssl -iname ‘*sonera*’ -execdir rm {} \;
..or whatever, just remove /etc/ssl/certs/?onera*, you’re running Arch, ya’ll know whatcha doin’, rite?

OSX Firefox, Safari, Chrome (all browsers) uses the built in Keychain Access utility to handle SSL certificates

  • Applications -> Utilities -> Keychain Access
  • Search for Sonera



Any comments, thoughts, suggestions, improvements, etc. highly appreciated.


Vår maillisa verkar inte fungera som den ska, vissa mail kommer ut men bland annat detta gjorde det inte:



Nu på söndag har vi fått tillgång till det mindre rummet på Glassfabriken, Kristianstadgatan 16, för visning av föredrag från senaste CCC (och kanske även EHSM och FOSDEM). Här är en liten lista, över rekommenderade föredrag, som sammanställdes tidigare i år:


Där kan man t ex lägga en kommentar/röst på ngt man skulle vilja se.

För er som inte är bekanta med etherpads så har man en färg (som går att byta) som gör att man kan se att olika personer har bidragit med olika delar av texten. Det finns också en liten chat-ruta nere till höger där kommentarer kan passa.

Glassfabriken är öppen 11-20 på söndag och det är den tiden vi har till vårat förfogande.


Skriv något i chat-rutan eller, varför inte, kom och häng i vår IRC-kanal #forskningsavd @freenode.

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