News in brief

Mar 30, 2016

For a safer Internet, .ch must stay with SWITCH

On 29 March the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) announced, that in mid-April 2016 it will launch a public tender process for the administration of .ch domain. SWITCH, which has operated the registry from the very beginning,...

Mar 9, 2016

Security-Report march: Locky shuts down clinics

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Torpedoed for a fistful of dollars – university helps authorities spy on Tor users Crypto Wars 3.0 – will the FBI be given a licence to snoop, or can Apple...

Mar 4, 2016

New SWITCH Journal: Infrastructure services

The print edition of the SWITCH Journal for March 2016 focuses on the topic of Infrastructure services. The latest issue is available for download as a PDF file. All of the articles can also be found in four languages on our website.

Feb 10, 2016

February's Security Report: Is it really smart?

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: ICSI's Haystack looking for Android needles – and beta testers for its field study Staging a comeback with a blackout – macro-Trojans return and apparently cause...

Jan 26, 2016

January's Security Report: Boss listening is OK

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Does PrivaTegrity spell the end of crypto wars? David Chaum's new encryption system bridges gap between completely anonymous communication and crime prevention The...

Dec 11, 2015

December's Security-Report: Pavlov in Paris

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Pavlov in Paris – how the conditioned response to terrorist attacks links the real and online worlds "Added value" as standard – new devices delivered...

Dec 8, 2015

Bernhard Plattner's farewell lecture

Bernhard Plattner will give his farewell lecture, entitled "The Internet – What Else?" at ETH Zurich on 9 December. Plattner was a key player in bringing the Internet to Switzerland’s universities as a long-serving member...

Dec 2, 2015

Advent calendar with security tips

The Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA) offers some food for thought this December on the subject of Internet security. The SISA Facebook page will publish a new tip each week to help improve security on the Internet....

Nov 10, 2015

November's Security-Report: Viruses, scanned

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: No safe harbour in the Land of the Free – EU Court of Justice restricts data transfer to US A different kind of virus – medical equipment hackable online on a...

Oct 20, 2015

New SWITCH Journal: Identity Management

The October issue of the SWITCH Journal is now available in printed form. It focuses on the topic of identity management. All of the articles can also be found online in four languages. The latest issue can also be downloaded as...