Internet and mobile phone companies are preparing to install "black boxes" to monitor all internet and phone traffic to and from the UK, and decode encrypted messages including bank transactions.
About a week ago we first learned of a Russian company called Pirate Pay. This little startup that had its beginning as a traffic routing system for ISPs had come up with a very interesting way to protect movies from being downloaded by BitTorrent users.
They would literally attack the torrent swarms with poisoned clients and generate what amounts to a DDoS (Distributed Denial or Service). At the time we discussed the implications of this type of protection as well as the legality of it.
File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled.
The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video.
Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site.
"Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists," the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said.
Is the UK's new online surveillance plan an essential security tool or an unnecessary breach of personal freedoms?
The UK's Home Office plans to implement a new surveillance network to monitor web and email activity nationwide. It is a plan that, if implemented, will track any message sent to anyone at any time.
The so-called 'snoopers charter' would force internet service providers to keep records of all emails, messages on social networking sites and conversations via Skype.
This is a guide with which even a total noob can get high class security for his system and complete anonymity online. But its not only for noobs, it contains a lot of tips most people will find pretty helpfull. It is explained so detailed even the biggest noobs can do it
The Ultimate Guide for Anonymous and Secure Internet Usage v1.0.1
Table of Contents:
Much has been made of cyber security experts trying to lobby for new legislation that will force certain companies to enforce greater security measures within their respective IP networks.
An article by the Associated Press reports that legislation currently mandates certain security measures be taken within critical industries, but the story further reports that loopholes exist within those measures.
Malicious software, or malware for short, has become a critical security threat to all who rely on the Internet for their daily business, whether they are large organisations or home users.
While originating incriminal behaviour, the magnitude and impact of the malware threat are also influenced by the decisions and behaviour of legitimate market players such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), software vendors, ecommerce companies, hardware manufacturers, registrars and, last but not least, end users.
The Dutch investigation services asked the ISP and Telecom companies more than 2.9 times for information about the users.
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.