Horst Seehofer strengthens cyber defense – Huawei dispute unresolved

Berlin The first draft of a new IT security law was in circulation in Berlin more than a year ago. “Cyber ​​attacks continue to pose great danger for the state, economy and society,” it said at the time, which spoke for a certain urgency of the project. Still, nothing happened for months. The government was […]

MMS vulnerability discovered in Samsung mobile phones TECHBOOK

The Federal Office for Security and Information Technology (BSI) is currently warning of the security gap, which the office classifies as risk level 4 as “high”. According to the researchers, smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer Samsung, which have been on the market since the end of 2014, are affected. The weakness goes back to […]

5G network equipment suppliers should issue a declaration of trust

Berlin The Federal Ministry of the Interior has submitted a draft for a new security law to settle the almost one-and-a-half-year governmental dispute over the participation of the Chinese technology group Huawei in the German 5G network. The regulations contain an important concession to the Huawei critics: the Ministry of the Interior admits that a […]

How dangerous are the security holes in Apple’s mail app?

Es is one of the sharpest swords that the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) can draw as the highest cyber security authority in Germany: On Thursday evening, the experts from Bonn called for the mail app installed as standard on all iPhones and iPads Clear. They put “thousands of iPhones and iPads in acute […]

BSI warns of security vulnerability in iPhones mail app

Dhe Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) warns of two critical security vulnerabilities in Apple’s “Mail” email app, which is the default on iPhones and iPads. From the most recent and retroactive to the iOS 6 operating system version, hackers could use it to read, change and delete emails on the devices. Attackers were able […]

Hackers target hospitals in times of crisis

Dusseldorf At the beginning of April, Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn’s mailbox received an unmistakable email. The threatening letter with the subject “Attack on German hospitals”, which is in the Handelsblatt, should force the CDU politician to transfer 25 million euros to a Bitcoin account. If the money is not received by April 17, […]

In the corona crisis, business with cybercrime is booming

Arne Schönbohm, President of the Federal Office for Information Security, takes a selfie with a robot. Picture: dpa Cybercriminals do not currently have to worry about their business. In the crisis, they shamelessly take advantage of the difficult situation and benefit. DThe world map of the American Johns Hopkins University, which illustrates the spread of […]

Extortion of cities and municipalities – that’s what the BSI and BKA advise

Düsseldorf, Berlin The day of the emergency began for Maic Schillack with an early phone call. It was Friday, September 6th, when a colleague from the IT department reported to the First City Council of Neustadt am Rübenberge at 6.45 a.m. There had been some weird activity on the city’s servers overnight, the man said. […]

Credit card fraud: how to protect yourself

Frankfurt Credit card fraud used to be a costly business: criminals either had to steal the original cards or access the card data via manipulated ATMs and cash register terminals in order to create counterfeit cards. Today it is easier: criminals hack into databases and access millions of credit card data – this happened at […]

Police union insists on “highest security standards” in 5G expansion

Berlin The federal vice of the police union (GdP), Jörg Radek, has spoken in the debate about the participation of the Chinese telecom equipment supplier Huawei in the 5G expansion for a hard line. “Potential security concerns must be taken very seriously and questioned,” Radek told the Handelsblatt. “Neither blue eyes nor excessive suspicion are […]