Monthly Archives: October 2012

State hacking. Do’s and don’ts, pros and cons

Over the past days a lot has been said and written on counter hacking by enforcement agencies. The cause is a letter Dutch Minister I. Opstelten, Security & Justice, sent to parliament (click here). Pros and cons were debated and … Continue reading

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Cloud services and security

One of the greatest concerns around cloud computing is: where is the data stalled? At least, it should be. Should you not have put this question to yourself, then it’s time to do so. If it is not already too … Continue reading

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Fear of China and ICT production, part 2

Recently I wrote a blog post on the lessons behind the takedown by Microsoft of 3322.org. BTW, this organisation is back online after striking a deal with Microsoft. (Click here.) In the blog I focussed on the fact that most … Continue reading

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The Internet and the legitimacy of governments

In two recent debate events I participated in, on iFreedom and privacy in the online world, mistrust of government and government’s intentions and motivations on and towards the Internet were abundantly present with more than just a few people in … Continue reading

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Phishing ABNAMRO.nl style? Or not? Header spoofing!

So here’s ABNAMRO in my junk box on the same day as ING. I’m not a customer of ABNAMRO, but I’m invited to click on a link and fill in banking details any way. Something’s obviously wrong. So I looked … Continue reading

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iing.nl, phishing mail by courtesy of DDS City

This morning I found an e-mail in my hotmail junk box: “The payment function of your bank account is blocked” (in perfect Dutch). Sender ING Bank N.V. So I took a look to see who really sent this message: iing.nl. … Continue reading

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Whois data, Internet security and law enforcement

Recent outcry around the letter the EU Article 29 Working Party chairman J. Kohnstamm sent to ICANN, shows how difficult it is to keep a clear view on Whois data and the function of Whois data. Let me try and … Continue reading

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