Monthly Archives: April 2011

iPhone and Android phone home

Over the past days there was some consternation over the fact that first iPhone and then Google’s Android actually locate the whereabouts of the cell phone’s owner and store this data. This lead to some discussion on and off-line. Advertisements

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Commissioner Kroes congratulates OPTA, but how can the EU step up anti-spam efforts?

In a tweet, EU commissioner for the Information Society Neelie Kroes congratulates OPTA on the spam fine for the golf ball printing company Backsound. Since 2004 the Dutch OPTA is the number one spam and malware fighter of the EU … Continue reading

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URL shortening sites connected to cyber crime

Symantec published a report linking URL shortening websites to cyber crime. People are invited to click on a link that takes them to a website advertising URL shortening, but they become vulnerable to phishing and malware attacks instead.

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Tips on cyber protection from your own employees, part 2

Only two weeks ago I wrote on cyber protection from human curiosity (or naïveté), see link. Since then we had a security breach at authorisation token vendor RSA and the breach at mass-mailer Epsilon.

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RIPE NCC Roundtable: four messages for governments

At RIPE NCC organised Roundtable of 4 April 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel at Schiphol, the RIPE community, governments, LEAs and RIPE NCC met for a program of presentations on RIPE policies that are of interest to governments and law … Continue reading

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