Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2011 22:26 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption So, people from within Iran have hacked the Dutch company DigiNotar, allowing them to issue fake certificates so they could listen in on Iranian dissidents and other organisation within Iran. This is a very simplified version of the story, since it's all quite complicated and I honestly don't even understand all of it. In any case, DigiNotar detected the intrusion July 19, but didn't really do anything with it until it all blew up in their face this past week. Now, the Dutch government has taken over operational management of DigiNotar... But as a Dutch citizen, that doesn't really fill me with confidence, because, well - whenever the Dutch government does anything even remotely related to IT technology, they mess it up. And mess it up bad.
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by cyrilleberger on Tue 6th Sep 2011 07:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by abstraction"
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Only for regional transport. For national line, it is paper or sms, bought online or at a shop. And for regional transport, the quality depends on the area, for instance in Göteborg, you have to press a sequence of button in a certain order to get your ticket (with no documentation on board), and if you go out of town, and forget to validate at exit it will charge the full content of your card. And in Östgötaland, the system is not too bad, but it is slow as hell, it can takes more than 10s before the machine validate your ticket.

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