News in brief

Sep 15, 2017

SWITCH welcomes new ODI by OFCOM

Today the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) have published the revision of the Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which will enter into force on 1 November 2017. It focuses primarily on improved measures to combat...

Aug 18, 2017

University of Zurich relies on SWITCHinteract

The University of Zurich uses SWITCHinteract for the realization of virtual seminars, which will be offered to all students and teachers from spring 2018 onwards Find out more about this in the recently published online article...

Aug 15, 2017

Security Report July/August: new ‘extortionware’

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Family business: Petya and its derivatives sweep over half the world as a new wave of ransomware. Pay a ransom for your privacy: new ‘extortionware’ exposes its...

Jun 29, 2017

IT for Research Day

"Scale up your research to the next level of infrastructure and services." This was the motto of this year's IT for Research Day, which took place on 21 June at the SwissTech Convention Center at the EPFL Lausanne. The...

May 8, 2017

Final resting place for Switzerland’s first router

SWITCH is donating two decommissioned first-generation network devices to the Museum of Communication in Bern, to be part of its permanent exhibition. Currently, the museum is being refurbished and will reopen on 19. August. The...

Apr 18, 2017

Security Report March/April 2017: New Mac Trojan

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Cybercriminals increasingly targeting Mac users Malware fitted as standard for Android Casinos on a losing streak? Start blocking websites! Internet of Things toys...

Feb 10, 2017

Security Report Jan/Feb 2017: Star Wars on Twitter

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: The Guardian going post-truth with WhatsApp story? Fruitfly spyware lives long on Macs Good malware – FBI in absurdity trap Star Wars on Twitter – sleeping Twitter...

Dec 16, 2016

Security Report December: It’s not all bad news

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Power and cybercrime – massive quantities of user data stolenin two recent hacks When supposed security add-ons actually spy on your browsing habits Mirai part II –...

Dec 12, 2016

Five years of security and stability for .ch

After SWITCH won the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) public tender to operate the .ch registry, the contract was signed today at OFCOM’s base in Biel. The new contract enters into force on 1 January 2017 and is valid for...

Nov 24, 2016

Security Report November: Yahoo's triple record

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: IT security researchers reveal vulnerabilities in photoTAN procedure for mobile banking DDoS attack via IoT botnet shuts down parts of Internet Triple record: Yahoo...