25-07-07

hitgeist shows the number of visitors according to Alexa

For belgium for the last 5 years the order of belgian sites on the international scene is quite clear

 

google.be  4760.0

skynet.be  1110.0

telenet.be  770.0

ebay.be    640.0

pornoamateurs 365.0  (US and international traffic)

hln.be  355.0  95% belgian

kapaza 195.0  91% belgain

msn.be 195.0  93% belgian

skins.be 165.0 US and international (porn)

2dehands 155.0  90% belgian and dutch

redbox.be 155  93% belgian

zita.be 140  93% belgian

skynetblogs.be 130  38% Belgian

 

More sites and information can be found here

http://www.hitgeist.com/compare?q=*.be

 

It is interesting to note that most of our belgian sites don't seem to have an impact on the dutch or french market - or the international market. Of course these are just indicators and there are some methodological questions, but for the moment it is only one of the methods we have so long as we can't compare real visit traffic counts from the servers (if we arrive at having them to tell us exactly the same thing).

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123 days and belgium.be will be in a new version

123 days until www.belgium.be v2 LIVE.
http://webguide.fgov.be/webteam/nl/event

 

maybe they should look here because this Belgian firm nows very well what it is doing and it is doing it quite well

http://beta.contactoffice.com/

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search spiders show some interesting parts of Belgian sites

It was by looking for the statistics and demographics of the Belgian webspace that I saw that the webcrawlers indexed more than they ought to do and that some webmasters in Belgium have still learned nothing about robot.txt or didn't implement it effectively or didn't check it.

 

Because this for example shouldn't be seeable for searchengines and bots

dossiermanager.vdab.be and what autoscout24.be does is really inviting(http://data.autoscout24.be/)

 

site:assets.gva.be if you type that in Google you are in and can look at hundreds of pics and other things they call assets. I presume this wasn't the intention but for the time being this is so.

 

 site:cms.vtm.be  gives you the link to see all the different poll questions that are asked here

 

http://preview.standaard.be/  is where they place the testpages from destandaard, interesting for competitors to know and I hope security is not being forgotten and the financieel economische tijd yesterday can be read here;.

 

but sometimes this is even very practical like information about trains (so no homepage, just some practical links)

 

http://plannerint.b-rail.be/  This is an international belgian train time planner in different languages, much easier than on the homepage. Strangely enough it is called <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>HAFAS SITE</TITLE> or you can use this link. Prices you should find one way or another here and more info about it here. Information about incidents and work on the railways in Belgium can be found here directly.

 

oh yes, it will start again soon, googling the Belgian web space

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Fgov.be and news.belgium.be send you to the best poker sites

http://news.belgium.be

&quot; So watch out, World Series of Poker card sharks, there's about to be a digital throwdown comin' your way.&lt;p style=&quot;clear: both; padding: 8px ...
news.webguide.fgov.be/xml.php?id=MTU5MjA1LDE0MTIwMg==&channel=poker - 12k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

 

news.belgium.be

Computer beats world chess champion, moving on to poker and go · ePoker Room, a way to play virtual poker in a real casino ...
news.webguide.fgov.be/list_tagitems.php?pid=Y2hlc3MgcG9rZXI=&id=cG9rZXI=&lang=en - 12k - Cached - Similar pages

 

and this while the Ministery of Justice has just launched a big campaign to crack down on

online and offline pokerplaying, which seems to attract naive youngsters watching too much

smart kids getting rich on tv with poker tournements playing against stupid people like themselves.

Off course people always think that they are as smart as the winner, not as dumb as the loser.

 

Well our national portal is truely a strange place to be

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not everything called antispyware on downloadsites is good stuff

These downloadforums host also malware that disguises itself as antispyware or pchelpware. You should really stay with the freeware securitystuff that is known to all and has a long history of service. (see in http://freeware.skynetblogs.be )

 

Spyware Scrapper  from spywarescrapper.com   description of negative effects (and they expect you to pay for it)

 

But you can find it on the following downloadforums

www.newfreedownloads.com

www.freedownloadmanager.org

publisher.brothersoft.com

www.downloadjunction.com

www.programurl.com

rbytes.net

www.bestvistadownloads.com

www.softpedia.com/

betterwindowssoftware.com

www.trialfiles.com

www.filedudes.com/

www.filebuzz.com

www.download-by.net

www.vicman.net

www.vicman.net

www.askfiles.com

www.heise.de

exefind.com

www.soft3k.com

software.ivertech.com

www.simtel.net

www.google.com/Top/Computers/Security/Malicious_Software/Spyware_and_Adware/Detection_and_Removal_Tools/

 

and so on.....

BUT NOT ON http://www.DOWNLOAD.COM   

They say at least they are trying to test any software for malware and spyware before placing it on their site. If there are toolbars and other installations that come with freeware they will explain so.

 

 

 

 

 

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24-07-07

Search for hardcore Porn on the forums of VRT

The VRT is our flemish family tv station and they have forums where you can chat about programs and other nonsense. Witse is one of the most popular programs about an detective. Only they have no security at all at that forums, so for the moment they are being overwhelmed by spam promoting hardcore porn, viagra and poker. Maybe they should send out Witse to get the bastards that did this or he should wake up the securitypeople and ask them to do the job they are paid to do.

 

The second problem is that if you don't clean up that stuff it stays in Google and you will receive traffic that is just looking for the links.

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as foreseen Iphone can be webhacked

http://www.securityevaluators.com/iphone/

 

the real lesson is that any application on any tool can be compromised if it can go on the web without proper protection and limitations and the more functionalities and code you put on a machine the more vulnerabilities you will create.

 

Another lesson is that this iphone seems not to have gone through proper security testing as the exploit was written with the help of fuzzing (tools that attack code to find mistakes) that could be used by the securitypeople from Apple. Fuzzing an application or tool before releasing it in the wild should be standard for commercial firms or bigname opensource operations (with social responsabilities).

 

The last lesson is that this is the first (but not the last one) exploit that gives an active possibility to bring down phone networks (DDOS by SMS), smishing (phishing by SMS), spam in SMS and ID theft. Some have proposed that the phone should be used for identification, payment and authentification for anything from petrol, shopping and access controls. This first hole shows that this would only be acceptable if security tools are installed on phones and phone networks. Or maybe we should just use a small very very stupid phone for that stuff (no java, no music, no games, no internet).

 

Another date to keep in mind is that the exploit will become public the second of august and that we may hope that Apple will release a patch before and that everybody will have it installed before. But what happens with the iphones that have hacked their way around the ISP lockin ? It are the same questions as with websecurity.

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