Total Internet Surveillance for Swiss Citizens?

According to federal councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, investigators should soon be able to monitor Internet traffic of Swiss citizens in real-time. By changing the “Verordnung über die Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs (VÜPF)” act, the legal base shall be provided. This forces Swiss internet providers to build infrastructure for these monitoring services. Besides the fact, that…

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News about GProbe

The last few weeks I have been busy implementing my port scanner utility. I have done a lot of testing and reading about the protocols of the TCP/IP stack, especially ICMP. Although ICMP is a rather simple protocol to implement, there was an error, which was very annoying. Today was the day, when I found…

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FBI demands better means for wiretapping internet users

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) demands better means for wiretapping internet users, according to FBI chief of legal department Valerie Caproni. As she sais, eavesdropping peer-to-peer communication, web mail and social networks is very difficult for the FBI. Although technology would allow to do professional eavesdropping, internet providers are not equipped with…

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