Category Archives: Cyber crime

Testing, testing, testing for a more secure (internet) world

If there’s one analogy between the Covid-19 crisis and cyber security, it is the lack of testing in many places across the globe. In both cases to truly know how safe and secure we are, testing needs to be stepped … Continue reading

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Data retention is not working, or …?

Webwereld posted an article today on data retention stating that is does not work. (Click here for the article and here for the evaluation of data retention for the Dutch Second Chamber.) In the article it is written that data … Continue reading

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Windows XP termination. Who should lead the final transition?

Not long after the message that Microsoft will stop updating Windows XP from 8 April onwards, after extending it beyond the regular life cycle for over a year already, came the soothing message that malware will be monitored for another … Continue reading

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Mobile threats and Android: What does this tell us?

If it is true that mobile malware targets Android nearly exclusively, what does this tell the world? Here’s the link to the article I found based on the new Kasperski report. This report claims that 99,9% of mobile malware targets … Continue reading

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Netherlands keeps spewing malware. A call for action!

On Webwereld an article was published (click here) following a new Kaspersky malware report (click here) Q1-2013. Nothing new was mentioned here. The Netherlands remains the number 3 as far as sending malware from Dutch servers is concerned. At the … Continue reading

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ICANN and the GAC: a new role is needed

Syracuse University professor Milton Mueller published a blog under the title “Will the GAC go away if the Board doesn’t follow its advice?” (click here). Having been to a, very limited, number of ICANN meetings on behalf of law enforcement … Continue reading

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Breaking down silos, or cooperation in all things cyber

“We need to break down silos”, is a phrase often heard in national and international meetings around cyber security and enforcing cyber crime. So it is no coincidence that at the upcoming NLIGF (Netherlands Internet Governance Forum), the IGF, but … Continue reading

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