News in brief

Oct 11, 2016

New SWITCH Journal: international cooperations

The autumn issue of the twice-yearly SWITCH Journal is now available in printed form. It deals with the topic of international cooperations. All of the articles can also be found online in a dossier. The Journal is additionally...

Oct 10, 2016

October's Security Report: SWIFT, and it's gone

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Swiss electorate votes in favour of Intelligence Service Act – making everyone a suspect? Your money or your device – mobile banking Trojan Gugi tricks Android...

Sep 19, 2016

Patient records falling into cybercriminals’ hands

Electronic patient records make it easier to share information between institutions, even if they are in different countries. However, what seems like a huge benefit at first glance also comes with risks attached. Cybercrime does...

Sep 19, 2016

Security Report september: bug bounties

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Bug bounties and the Cyber Grand Challenge Pegasus spies on Apple devices, QuadRooter threatens Android A USD 22 billion investment pays off – WhatsApp shares...

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...