A German online reputation and privacy management company, secure.me, set its sights on a global market today, announcing it will be launching in ten different languages. The company markets towards parents who want to monitor the online shenanigans of their children, as well as those who fear the social networking site they use could become an Achilles’ heel for their professional repute.
Apple could face a ban on the sales of the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and other devices in Germany after the company failed to show up in court to answer a dispute with rival Motorola over alleged patent infringement.
The reasons behind Apple's no-show at the court are still unknown - but because the company's representatives didn't appear, the district court in Mannheim passed a default judgement favouring Motorola.
The CCC (Chaos Computer Club) has analysedGerman language link the more recent version of Digitask's German government trojan that was discovered by Kaspersky. This version dates back to December 2010 and has not yet been associated with an actual case. The analysis focused on the improvements that were made to fix the previous version's weaknesses, and on the postulated "audit-proof logging" of all activities.
After the Chaos Computer Club hackers made public the results of their analysis of a few samples of the so-called "Federal Trojan" and found it capable of more than just monitoring VoIP conversations, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann made sure to state that it was used only for telecommunication surveillance of suspects and only in investigations involving "serious crime", i.e. that threatened citizens' "life, limb or liberty".
Hacker group the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has accused the German Government of using a Trojan to snoop on citizens' computers.
The CCC, which calls itself the largest hacker group in Europe, made the claim after reverse engineering a "lawful interception malware program used by German police forces” that it claimed gives the authorities access to end-user computers.