News in brief

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...

Oct 18, 2016

MISP training and Hackathlon

Together with its Luxembourg-based sister organisation Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL), SWITCH is hosting a MISP training course at its Werdstrasse 2 headquarters in Zurich on Tuesday, 6 December from 10 a.m. to...

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...