News in brief

Sep 15, 2016

Decisive action against cybercrime in Liechtenstein

The digital revolution is making many things easier, but it also brings increased risks in terms of cybercrime. These are especially severe for the Liechtenstein economy. Yesterday's IKT Forum Liechtenstein information and...

Sep 1, 2016

SWITCH wins tender for .ch

SWITCH will be responsible for the operation and security of Swiss Internet addresses ending in .ch until at least 2021. The Zurich-based foundation will continue to ensure that .ch domain names are available at all times. More...

Aug 15, 2016

Security Report august: Google Sheep View

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Sheer tracking pleasure – debate on information sovereignty and transparency in relation to vehicle data shifts up a gear Improving security on the Internet of...

Jul 13, 2016

Security Report july: DAO-ism on the ethereal plane

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: DAO-ism on the ethereal plane – hacker bags cryptocurrency worth USD 50 million Ransomware – smart, greedy and unkillable CANVAS ready to launch – bridging...

Jun 20, 2016

Security Report june: Twitter shuts the door

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: A RUeful tale – unknown cyberattackers steal 20 gigabytes of data from RUAG Twitter shuts the door on US intelligence service iPhone stays locked – Touch ID demands...

Jun 10, 2016

Annual Report 2015: all about the community

"There would be no SWITCH without the community. In other words, SWITCH is all about the community. This network of specialists makes sure that our services always reflect the state of the art and can be added to as...

May 19, 2016

Swiss Ransomware Theme Day

Together with partners, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI is organising an awareness day for ransomware today. The participants include organisations from various sectors, software manufacturers,...

May 13, 2016

Security Report may: Heartbreak remote

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Faster than Odysseus – e-banking Trojan Gozi attacks Switzerland via news website Heartbreak remote – chip implants and the security of implanted, software-driven...

May 12, 2016

Is my service running smoothly?

SWITCH recently started offering its clients information on the current availability of selected services. They can check at http://www.switch.ch/monitoring/ whether a service is running normally or experiencing problems. The status...

Apr 18, 2016

Security-Report april: The most expensive typo ever

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Probably the most expensive typo ever foils probably the biggest attempted bank robbery ever Switzerland targeted by various hacker groups? Series of DDoS attacks on...