March 2010

FaultBased Attack of RSA Authentication

RSA public-key encryption has been used to protect privacy on everything from computers to gadgets and web based information all over the world for years.

Smartphones botnet 8000 smartphones infected

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President Obama wants more cybersecurity

 President Obama has identified cybersecurity as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation, but one that we as a government or as a country are not adequately prepared to counter. Shortly after taking office, the President therefore ordered a thorough review of federal efforts to defend the U.S. information and communications infrastructure and the development of a comprehensive approach to securing America’s digital infrastructure.


Spanish police arrests masterminds behind botnet

Spanish police have revealed that they have arrested three men responsible for one of the world's biggest networks of virus-infected computers.

All are Spanish citizens with no criminal records and limited hacking skills.

The Netherlands wire-tapping the citizens

 Dutch wire-tapping  grew fast, in 2009 Justice and the AIVD tapped more than 3350 known internet & Vo-IP connections.

Tapping by the Dutch government has exploded the last years. In 2009 there were 335 internet taps placed on a number of 1.5 million connected users.

The average time of a internet tap was 27 days. This according to the figures that Webwereld has obtained from the National Management Foundation Organization Internet Providers (NBIP).


NBIP provides internet taps for 59 ISPs. The exact number of internet tap requests is still unknown.

Years ago the tapping rate in the Netherlands was 69 taps placed on a number of 1.5 million users. In 2009 this number is 335 this is a increase of 335 percent. The number of tap days increased significantly, from 2402 to 8920 an increase of 271 percent.


Bits of Freedom: Added 2 new data leaks to the blackbook

February 2010 De Telegraaf received by mail the 2009 annual statements of all officers, directors and employees of the municipalities and Scherpenzeel Woudenberg. It is not known how the documents were leaked.


Dutch political party VVD using google ads to win votes

Dutch political party VVD using google ads to win votes ? :shock:

Well this is new for me. I was working on and to my surprise the political party VVD is using Google Ad words.


I find this quite refreshing but i don't think this is the right way to get people stand behind the goals of a political party.

Opera 10.5 claims to be fastest web browser

 The debate about web browser speed never ends. When it came out, Firefox was considered speedy, but then Opera and Google Chrome kept recapturing the “speediest browser” title and the race hasn’t ended to this day. Still, Opera is the browser that has been focusing on speed the most, partly due to its Opera Turbo feature, which compresses web pages on Opera’s servers so users can get them faster.

The internet will fail - Claimed in 1995

 If Newsweek is as good at maintaining the journalism industry as they are at fortune telling, they should be around for a long time.


The Internet? Bah!
Hype alert: Why cyberspace isn’t, and will never be, nirvana

By Clifford Stoll | NEWSWEEK
From the magazine issue dated Feb 27, 1995

After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I haven’t had a gas of a good time on the Internet. I’ve met great people and even caught a hacker or two. But today, I’m uneasy about this most trendy and oversold community. Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic.

Dutch Investigation services requested 2.9 million times customer data from ISP and Telecom providers

The Dutch investigation services asked the ISP and Telecom companies more than 2.9 times for information about the users.

Year: 2009


International comparisons show that the Netherlands and Italy are the champions in eavesdropping. 

The German Max Planck Institute calculated that 62 people from the 100 thousand are phone tapped.


In Switzerland this is 33 on 100 thousand inhabitants.