Second Life is real phenomenon — it is not only virtual world or place for online fun. It seems, it’s a place for business, fun, leisure… But if you think, it’s ideal world, forget it. It is not. Second Life seems to get diseases from Internet or real world and as we already stated in article about Second Life, it needs strong regulations, otherwise there will be more problems.
Just consider, online gambling on the Internet is widespread and daily you find lot of spam messages, which tell you about gambling possibilities. Casinos and other hazard games arrived also into Second Life. Since everything there is only piece of code, it might be created to make profit for the publisher of the game, not for the player.
According to informations provided by the authorities, the Public prosecution service and the Civil Police had yesterday fulfilled 29 arrest warrants in three states at the south of Brazil.
The group had 3 members in the state of Paraná, 1 in Santa Catarina and 25 in Rio Grande do Sul.
In Curitiba two members of the group have been captured – one of them is the leader and mentor of the group, the other one was in charge of laundering the money. The leader’s mother, who, according to the police, also had tasks in the group, was detained in Maringá (PR). In Florianópolis, a man laundering money was also arrested. Nine other members were also arrested near the western border of Rio Grande Do Sul — three men in Santana do Livramento and six women in Quarai. Other 16 persons of the organization were also detained in the city of Porto Alegre and nearby…
Germany is the first one of European countries, where very strict rules have been introduced, rules that will (atleast this is the opinion of government) prevent hacking. Anti-hacking law says now, that creating or possesion of tools related to security that could potentially be used in attacks, is now forbidden.
Amendment of this law defines clearly that also Denial of Service attacks and targetting single hosts/targets are offence to it. “Hacker” — person who commits serious breach can now be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Controversion — that word describes quite good, what is now in head of Germany security professionals, who are not sure, if they are allowed to do their job. For example, creation or possesion of tools that could be used in more then one way.
Former countries of the East block behind the Iron wall are still trying to develop better laws to serve their citizens. Sometimes from this struggle are comming results that will make your hair grey in young age. Slovakia, for example, is trying to make an amendment to the Health care Act .
What has health care to do with Zone-H? Let me explain you.
As lekvar in his blog on community website blackhole.sk stated: “George Orwell has been finally beaten…”. In the proposed amendment there is great part talking about building “National registers and ascertainings with list of personal data, purpose of usage and perimeter of affected persons”. Strange name, that is covering national databases of persons with specific diseases, their disease’s progress, personal data…
Today security industry is as interesting as never before and people are into it for different reasons. Some of us are into it because of endless opportunity to learn, some are because that special knowledge can gain them fame, then there are people with malicious intentions, and finally there are people doing it for cash.
While its not our job to tell you who is bad and who is not we often think about future of this “business”. Researching takes up time, and time is cash, it also require knowledge and experience.
But is the talent and as we called it before — special knowledge — really required in security?