Tag Archives: Netherlands

Dutch government proposes cyberattacks against…everyone

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

If the location of a particular computer cannot be determined, the Dutch police would be able to break in without ever contacting foreign authorities.

The SmartPhone Who Loved Me: FinFisher Goes Mobile?

This report, written and coordinated by Citizen Lab Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire, analyzes several samples we believe to be mobile variants of the FinFisher Spy Kit targeting iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms. It is a follow-on to a previous research brief, From Bahrain with Love: FinFisher's Spy Kit Exposed?, that analyzed several pieces of malware targeting Bahraini dissidents.

Internet censorship in Africa…a Dutch issue?

Source: Saskia Houttuin,Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Accessing the internet has become increasingly more difficult in Africa: governments are blocking websites which they consider to pose a threat. Just in the past couple of months numerous websites and social networks like Twitter and Facebook were taken offline. African governments use software that was intentionally made for security reasons for censoring the internet and for tracking down people. This software, though not intentionally made for this kind of use, might have been distributed by The Netherlands.

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TomTom user data sold to Dutch police, used to determine ideal locations for speed traps

“We like it when the accumulated speed data from GPS devices helps us avoid traffic incidents and school zones. As it turns out, though, there are some other uses for the same stats. Dutch news outlet AD is reporting that such data captured by TomTom navigation devices has been purchased by the country’s police force and is being used to determine where speed traps and cameras should be placed. TomTom was reportedly unaware its data was being used in such a way, but if the police would only agree to sell the data on the location of its speed cameras and traps back to TomTom, why, this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.”

From Engadget

Dutch Government to Design Cyber Defense Doctrine

“In the past I’ve always said that the Dutch government needs to do more in the area of Cyber Warfare / Cyber Security because there didn’t seem to be too much going on.

Our Defense department didn’t post anything about starting up a Cyber Command, nor was there any government activity to be seen. However, though it wasn’t easy to find, there does finally appear to be some movement on the horizon.”

From Infosec Island