News in brief

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...

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...