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I'm Martin 👋

I'm Martin Bock, a full-stack software engineer with a focus on web technologies, software security, distributed systems. I studied Computer Science and Media (M.Sc.) at Stuttgart Media University, where I wrote my thesis about architecting a distributed crawler to measure the adoption of phishing-resistant authentication methods on the web.

Currently, I'm part of the talented team at Steuerbot, where we make tax returns easy for everyone. In recent years, my favorite tool to work with has become Go for its simplicity, robustness, and performance. Beyond coding, I enjoy photography, tinkering with 3D printers, and nordic crime thrillers.

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Latest Blog Articles

Read some of the blog articles I have written in the last few years.

Why It’s So Easy to Hack Your Smart Home

Every day, new smart home accessories go online for the first time to join the Internet of Things (IoT). Many of them enjoy the unwarranted trust of their owners. This blog post is a case study of the haunted smart home.

Security

How to Scale Jitsi Meet

In today’s world, video conferencing is getting more and more important – be it for learning, business events or social interaction in general. Most people use one of the big players like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, which both have their share of privacy issues. However, there is an alternative approach: self-hosting open-source software like Jitsi Meet.

Cloud Computing

Creating an Email Server Environment with Docker and Kubernetes

As a part of the lecture “Software Development for Cloud Computing” our task was to bring an application into a cloud environment. When we presented our software project MUM at the Media Night in our 4th semester, we talked with a few people about dockerizing MUM together with a whole email server configuration.

Cloud Computing

Bose Connect — jeopardizing privacy?

At the end of last week I’ve read a news article claiming that a lawsuit has been filed against Bose for secretly collecting and sending listening habits of their users using the Bose Connect app for iOS and Android.

Privacy