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Nov 16, 2022

SWITCH Security Report September/October 2022

SWITCH Security Report on the latest IT security and privacy trends.

Oct 27, 2022

Security vulnerability in Git repositories

Developers often use the open-source software Git to manage and version software source code. These kinds of Git directories not only contain the full source code, including previous versions, but potentially also sensitive,...

Jul 21, 2022

SWITCH Security Report May/June 2022

SWITCH Security Report on the latest IT security and privacy trends.

Jun 30, 2022

Annual report 2021

The 2021 financial year was characterised by renewals. Tom Kleiber took over as SWITCH’s new Managing Director, initiating the foundation’s transformation. The goal: to create an environment in which we are able to best respond to...

Apr 27, 2022

SWITCH Security Report 2022-03/04

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Google Chrome – 100 does it better. Zero-day attacks on the popular browser are multiplying Huge hole on the Ronin Bridge: hacker steals more than USD 600...

Mar 15, 2022

SWITCH Security Report 2022-01/02

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Good and evil in one square package: the comeback of the QR code A first look at the Metaverse: hackers launch severe and targeted attacks on special data of...

Jan 6, 2022

Greater protection against fake websites

SWITCH is launching a five-year programme for increased protection against cybercrime. The foundation plans to promote the introduction of established security standards among providers of .ch and .li domain names with financial...

Dec 17, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-11/12

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: GoldDust but no nuggets: seven REvil partners caught, but the real orchestrators are still out there EasyHack? Data belonging to COVID-19 loan recipients...

Oct 21, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-9/10

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Covid collateral damage: how the pandemic impacts IT security Malware-as-a-service – advertised via Google Ads and supported by brazen PR Advertising and...

Sep 1, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-7/8

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Perhaps 1984 WAS like 1984 – a big blunder by Apple or simply brilliant advertising? Pegasus: what IT users can learn from the ancient Greeks The biggest hack...