Sabam is becoming worse than the American RIAA. They are directly attacking the ISP's for not blocking MP3. They think that there are 7 ways to do it, as if the digital redistribution will be stopped on the network or even outside it.
But the question by Sabam is as limited in its scope and societal responsability as the Chinese digital censor wall. The chinese web is now one of the biggest infected networks around the world. Some say that as many as 45 million chinese computers are infected by different viruses and bots. But none of those are blocked by that enormous filter that is operated by thousands of civil servants / soldiers (by some Americans called the biggest cyberarmy on earth - forgotting that even the US is regrouping thousands of soldiers behind computers with hacking and defense tools). *
That is what unites Sabam and the Chinese political censor. A total lack of societal engagement. They only want to filter what hurts their power and business, not what is bad for the network or the digital society, that doesn't interest them at all. Or maybe they dislike the digital society so much they just don't want anybody to do something serious about its present state of insecurity.
* do not ask me what the Belgian army is doing on cyberdefense. Under the last government there was an intention to form a working group for the critical infrastructure but nothing worthwhile seem to have come of it. It will be too late when they will realize that digital infrastructure is very critical.
In the second note from the negotations for the next government I can read happily that in contrast to the first the already one party at the table wants that all the very diffuse efforts to educate about cybersecurity should be regrouped.
This is one small step. Because prevention and information is only part of the work to be done. The other part is that there has to be preventive scanning by authorized securitywatchers and a cleanup operation afterwards if things are hacked-defaced-broken. We do not need cyberpolice wandering around on second life, we want them to clean up the forgotten hacked websites or the zombies or spamstorming mailservers that are infecting the belgian web.
It has been all over the web that a website of the UN has been hacked, well that is a big word. A function in the sidebar has been injected with words from a hacker because the sql database behind it was not tested enough before going live or being patched.
There are so many sql injections and XSS mistakes on websites nowadays that hackers even don't want to publish them all. It ain't so much fun any more except probably for that big one like the United Nations.
The sad thing about it is that everybody is looking at it, saying wow and that nobody asks 'how does this happen ?' 'who didn't do his job'
Tools and news and tutorials about sql injections can be found in my scribd archive and my furl.net archive.
Some of the forums seem pretty slow while others have a lot of stuff. The language is not always that funny or nice and the stuff you are reading about is not always for newbies and very stupid newbie questions should probably not be asked in those forums anyway. Some admins are a bit weird, but aren't we all and their forum is their home and their time so respect. They hate leechers that don't publish anything and just come by reading stuff that others place. I only hope they are a bit patient if they see the work and resources already collected here.
You will not see the postings and discussions in my already enormous furl.net listing (already more than 4000 links to articles and information) because that wouldn't be fair to them. If you wanna read their forums, you have to make yourself member.
Why don't I start a forum ? Because there are already so many of them and what would I tell that I wouldn't be tellling or publishing here ?
We will be updating this list every month. Reason to keep an eye on the RSS feed. you will never know what we will publish next.
new list of spamridden forums
Some webmasters should have a look at their forums
and the list goes on and on
So block in your forums links to the following domains
how to check your own forum on spam with GOOGLE just type site: yoursite.be and than sex, porn, video, poker, viagra or blogspot
and news from fgov in Belgium
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So we have added a new list of some Belgian .be new servers that were hacked to our already 350 servers strong archive in FURL of hacked sites
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During the negotiations for the new government there is not one sentence about better securing the internet in Belgium, nor about enforcing the New Telecom Law that has been voted now more than a year ago and still doesn't have the necessary administrative and budgetary actions. During the last governement every minister did a bit what he wanted without any coordination and as no one had the necessary funds to do something important they even set up actions with the private sector that saw it more as just another PR action. The Federal ICT department had no authority to oblige other departments and projects to include security and best practices into their products (remember the RFID passports without any protection). The Cyberpolice arrested some naive stupid hackers the day after their hack of the police site and some pedophiles but the hacking storm from Turkey was left untouched and hacked servers kept just running without being cleaned up fast enough. The biggest group of complaints they received was about Nigerian scams - so you ask themselves how much more education do you have to give to people if they keep on believing such stupidity ? So if the New government and Minister won't do anything and the press keeps on respecting the omerta about ITsecurity the state of the Belgian internet will just worsen because if you don't adopt to the new challenges, you just fall behind more and more. And yes the Belgian parlement should play a more investigating role.