CYBERSECURITY – LUXEMBOURG ADVISES BELGIAN GOVERNMENT

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keywords: cybersecurity, cases.lu, securitymadein.lu, best practices, risk prevention, luxembourg. While cyber attacks on Luxembourg are constantly increasing and Europol confirms the same trend at European level, cybersecurity is a major issue. Although no study to date has quantified losses to the Luxembourg economy as a result of cybercrime and companies are reluctant to report on financial losses related to cyber attacks, the amounts are significant, as an example the latest wave of ransomware Wannacry has in particular affected BNP Paribas Real Estate in Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy has been focusing…

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LUXEMBOURG – NO STRICT LIMITATIONS ON CASH MONEY USE

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keywords: cash, cash money, terrorism financing, luxembourg. There will be no limit for cash payments in Luxembourg, according to Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna on Monday, responding to MP Laurent Mosar (CSV). While many European countries have set limits for cash payments (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain) this is not the case in Luxembourg. The Minister reminds that the European directives on money laundering and the financing of terrorism did not provide for such limitations. However, even…

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LUXEMBOURG – THE SREL DIDN’T TAP THE STATE PROSECUTOR

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keywords: srel, telephone tapping, accident, parliamentary question, xavier bettel. In the case of illegal telephone tapping by the SREL (State Intelligence Service of Luxembourg), the State Prosecutor was not concerned. This information was confirmed on Tuesday in writing by Prime Minister Bettel in reply to parliamentary question 2854 by the deputy Gast Giberyen (ADR). The Prime Minister also confirmed that all those who had been unintentionally tapped by the State Intelligence Service had been informed and the records had been destroyed. Share this page with:

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UNITED STATES – CONFIRMATION TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM WAS UNDER SURVEILLANCE

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keywords: united states, intelligence, president trump, espionage. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (Republican) stated on Wednesday that some members of President Trump’s transition team, possibly including President Trump himself, were under “inadvertent” surveillance after the  presidential election. Even if Democrats House members have doubts about this information as Chairman Nunes didn’t share any documents with them, this revelation comes after President Trump accused the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower, giving some power to this accusation, even if it is probably not “wiretapping” properly speaking. Chairman called  this surveillance as “incidental collection,” (interception) something he…

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PRIVACY – How to protect my privacy ? Cryptography vs. Steganography

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keywords : cryptography, steganography, privacy, security. When we think about how to protect our privacy, we think about the way to keep our informations private. It doesn’t mean we are doing in life some reprehensible, illegal or even bad things, it just means that we want nobody to access our informations. Historically people looked for keeping their informations secret, and communicating them hidden from the world. It is true when it comes to military and defense matters, and nowadays when it comes to economic matters too. In order to keep…

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PRIVACY – Are the iMessages you deleted really out ? Here’s what to do

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keywords : iMessages, macOS, Sierra, privacy, security. MacOS El Capitan operating system and the brand new macOS Sierra are well known for their high security and privacy protection standard level. At least that’s what Apple repeats night and day and want its customer or the person concerned by security matters knows it as a no brainer. Listening to this like a very nice lullaby that he wants to hear, the customer feels fully secure and even doesn’t wonder if this nice story is the reality. What he knows is that…

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