At the end of July the Council of Ministers of EU approved new legislation which for almost three years of preparations became common as eIDAS. The regulation on electronic identification and trustworthy services for electronic transactions in the internal market and on the abolition of directive 1999/93/EC which is the whole official name of eIDAS was a few days ago published in the Official Reports and so we can have a look at which essential changes it brings and how it will affect the electronic services and the Internet in the Czech Republic.
In our Turris project, in addition to taking preventive measures that would protect users against various attacks from the outside, we also do other activities. Those include contacting clients from whose side we detect attempts to connect to IP addresses that are known to be botnets’ command and control centers, or blocking IP addresses that are used by websites to perform malicious attacks on users. During that time we have seen some curious incidents that I would like to briefly outline here.