- eco Association – Names & Numbers Forum presents discussion paper
- Changes unavoidable for some Top Level Domains
- Experts define options for action
The Brexit referendum is likely to have a substantial impact on the Domains industry. This is the essence of the new discussion paper “Brexit – Challenges for the Domain Industry?”, produced by eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V.. The paper is available for download at https://numbers.eco.de/downloads.html. Continue reading
Smartphones are too insecure to act as storage for your car key
Mobility demands high-security mechanisms
Availability of mobile network problematic for use in cars
Car interfaces should only be connected after thorough security testing
eco – Association of the Internet Industry rejects emphatically the deliberations of many automobile manufacturers to replace the car key with a smartphone app. The reasoning is that storage in the smartphone is too insecure: criminals can easily hack the app, open the car, and in the worst case, drive away with it. “Mobile devices and mobile networks are comparatively insecure, and as a result they are not really suited for the high-security requirements in the automobile industry,” explains Thorsten Stuke, Mobility expert at eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V. and CEO of M2M Tailors. Continue reading
The EU Commission maintains its critical stance on geoblocking. According to Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Violation of EU Treaties, the practice of pricing products according to consumers’ location or denying access altogether may breach the Union’s antitrust rules. Product manufacturers and digital content owners could face fines for restricting the online sales of their goods.
Read this with your coffee, then start the week’s cyber hangover cure.
The Saturday Clean is our fortnightly column with links to IT Security news, selected by the Botfrei team for your weekend reading pleasure.
Does your computer have a hangover?
- Careful what you download: Bogus Pokémon GO guide app roots Android devices
- Health risk: US 911 Emergency Services Can Be Shut Down by DDoS Attacks From Mobile Botnets
- Intel Agrees to Sell Majority Stake in Security Unit to TPG
- For your viewing pleasure: Oliver Stone movie about Edward Snowden
- Adblock Plus launches its own advertising platform
- Sport on Saturday: WADA files hacked by Spear Phishing attack
- Counter Attack: DDoS attacker service vDos shut off
- USB stick kills computers within seconds
- Nearly 100 million records have been leaked from Russian portal „Rambler.ru“
- Hacker stealing real gold
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that website providers who link to external content that violates copyrighted material may infringe upon copyright even without hosting the linked content themselves.