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 Damnshock on Wed 7th Sep 2011 17:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
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Japan has a similar way of paying for travel and one of my friends who stayed their thought it worked perfectly. But they might just be better at implementing things considering the trains are never late. In my country I'm sure we would get the same result as the Netherlands if we did the same.

It's not only they are better at implementing things but that their society wouldn't even think for a sec to try to steal from others. Most of Japan doesn't even have locks at home because the idea of someone breaking into your house is... well, they just don't think about that.

They have so much respect for each other that it gets ridiculous many times.

That was something I really loved about the japanese ;)

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