- Christofer Hoff - Cloudifornication - Indiscriminate Information Intercourse Involving Internet Infrastructure
- Vincent Rijmen - Trusted Cryptography
- Chris Nickerson - Red and Tiger Team
- Chris Gates - Open Source Information Gathering
- Jayson E. Street - “I am walking through a city made of glass and I have a bag full of rocks” (Dispelling the myths and discussing the facts of Global Cyber-Warfare)
- Paul James Craig - Rage Against The Kiosk
- Eric Vyncke - Transition to IPv6 on the Internet: Threats and Mitigation Techniques
- Eric Adrien Filiol - How to prepare, coordinate and conduct a cyber attack
- Esther Schneeweisz - Building Hackerspaces Everywhere
- Brian Honan - Knowing Me Knowing You (The dangers of social networks)
- Mario Heiderich - Malicious Markup - I thought you were my friend - cycle 3
so we are cleaning house and some changes around here
from next week on we will have direct downloads for the freeware blog, just download from one place all the freeware we like and use(d) without having to criss-cross the internet
the ebooks blog will also have more documents now about also more international affairs and security in general
some other news from emailnewsletters that is interesting will be incorporated in insecure blog (vulnerabilities and exploits) and the freeware blog will have its 900+ download.com updated freeware index we have set up
some other features are coming back also
slowly but steadily one at a time
The BIPT (the telecom regulator has an official cyberalert service). Today it publishes information from the 25th of february with some general information and links.
on the official cert website of Belnet, the official CERT for the official infrastructure of Belgium there is nothing, although i can suppose that they have organised everything and are on permament standby and have been following up the conficker worm on a permanent excellent basis when they got alerts.
luckily you have this stupid idealist here collecting info wherever he can and making it also available for you.
Communication should be more important. And I am not saying this is perfect here, it is just something 'as is'. But it is still better than nothing.
By the way, there are enough things to do for others to participate in this adventure so if you have some minutes to spare a week for the good cause, contact me.
At the demands of many we have moved now the insecure listings to another blog that will only post that information - from different sources.
We will only post here a warning or something like that if it is really important.
This will keep this blog lighter and more general while the people that are searching for specific information like patches, insecure or attacking software
is still under development but will be finished and integrated by the end of this week
From the next month we will also do more securityresearch on the .be webspace and we will publish the techniques and general remarks here while the never ending listings of insecure infrastructure on the Belgian websphere will be published at insecure.
- not that anybody cares - but they can't say they couldn't have known
There are for the moment around 18.000 links on furl that we have added over the years. It was quite easy because they took a snapshot of things, so we have used it as a backup. Now I think I will be busy trying to get the essential stuff backed up elsewhere in case the migration doesn't run smoothly.
If you are looking for some cached articles, you should look now in my furl database of which 90% of the links are public.
For the rest great news we will now and than be adding dijgo links to twitter, that is the twitter account of belsec
In fact with the twitter account of mailforlen you can follow all the feeds of all the blogs that are around here.
IN the twitter stream for mailforlen you will find now also the updates from the freewareblog (10 a day), the ebook blog (up to ten a day) and musicmix (10 clips a day - everybody needs some fun)
so as you see we are slowly getting up again
next project to finish is the hacked sites blogs as the others are already running on full speed now
as the indicators and collectors of hacking are gone or going or they come and they go, I have to keep one eye myself on what works and not
so on http://be-hacked.skynetblogs.be I will do some work to keep this work going and to have some searchterms, some links to working online collectors and some listings out of them (just to be sure in case they disappear also)
as you will start to understand, the books are elsewhere now and for the moment I am moving hundreds of links to books to public collections
the freeware will be elsewhere now - even if I have still a lot to do here
and now the hacking announcements will be elsewhere also - except if some interesting hacking news has to be announced at a wider public
so I will be publishing less here and more elsewhere - an integrated rss feed will follow soon
sorry if everything goes not as fast as it should be, but well there is life outside this blog that needs some time also and much more nowadays than ever before
I have to get some things together and in times of mourning and grief I have to be there as a father and a husband. THis is much more important for the moment. I hope the law of murphy doesn't send more familymembers 'up' or brings more bad news and disaster because even a man can only take that much....
It is just the living proof that Belgium needs a real CERT with real people that are paid to do this as a job - so I can go on and do also other things....
BUt for this blog to go, would be for the moment not responsable. It is possible that there are some changes, but that you have been used the last year.
This is another reason there has to be a CERT. This is my personal initiative just to help out and get the esecurity discussion going. I do with it as I want and I don't get a dime for it. A real CERT has a format and obligations and is a public service.
It is not only Belgian securitybloggers that are under fire.
In the Flemish government a (new) socialist minister had a blog before on which he wrote some stuff. Nobody really cared as long as he was with a small party (spirit) but once he went over to the socialist party things changed.
Even so when he wrote that any 'honest' man or woman had dress like a Palestinian. Well for some is Arafat no Mandela and so not everybody agreed with that, but that was only the beginning.
When he blogged that he thought about the mad knife attack on a children's garden in Dendermonde and compared it to the Gaza, the reactions went nuts.
Blogging under your own name and position has consequences around here. That is why we are not doing it. :)
We are a nominated blog and were the finalists and we did some campaigning but it was clear that this wasn't a campaign or real awards and that we didn't really stand a real chance, but what the heck, this isn't important
important is that we are pushing for a resolution of the fastflux botnet problem that is using .be domains
important is that we are pushing for a CERT In Belgium
important is that you here find and read news you won't read elsewhere in Belgium
and that is why our number or readers and visitors is just going up and staying up, sometimes even just behind blogs that are almost always most popular (jokes, films, music, erotic,...)
but thanks for the votes
and I won't ask you again
there are more things that are important in life or in this activist blog than popular awards. This blog ain't made to be popular. It is made to be effective.
Belsec is just a belgian part of a wider network of Belgian and international security bloggers even if this seems to be more or less the only place where the postings can go a bit further without that the writers have to fear for their careers or name. It is most often the pianist who is getting shot around here. In 2008 our first year, bloggers became the pianists that were being targeted in Belgium and in Europe. Freedom of speech online is not so evident anymore. Which is a pitty because - aside from the unnecessary personal attacks - it is the debate that has to be advanced, not the career.
Belsec has also tried to lobby for more important and widespread esecurity laws and discussion and has also tried to enlarge the debate.
It is still open for new input and helpers.
27/10/08 10:01 access to secure website of the belgian national police site and did the newspaper something illegal ?
10/08/08 18:30 Students refused the right by judge to present RFID transport card vulnerabilities (documents)
one in a million (the answers can be found on this blog)