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Archive for January, 2011

Upcoming meetings and events like AMTSO, RSA, CeBIT, etc …

It seems that my busy months are coming up with a lot of travelling. Very soon you can see me speaking at some national and international events. 

Close to my home you can find me at ‘This is IT’ in the Netherlands (3 February 2011). The week afterwards I will teach the teachers at the ICT day for teachers in Belgium (7 February 2011). After this I will be travelling to San Francisco for AMTSO and the RSA conference (14-18 February 2011). The  AMTSO members’ meeting will be held at San Mateo, California, on the 10th-11th February, just before RSA. I’m pretty sure that everybody will find some interesting material coming out of the organization in the next few weeks. There’s more information on this year’s AMTSO meetings on the AMTSO meetings page at, including a preliminary agenda.

And don’t forget CeBIT (1-5 March 2011). This year G Data will take an active part in the very famous CeBIT Global Conferences in Hannover. Dr. Dirk Hochstrate will attend the IT-Security panel on Wednesday, 2 March. On the Global Conferences only the top spokesmen of the IT branch are invited to discuss new trends and their visions for the future. At the same moment you can go to our English press conference where you will see me in front of the room.

I will give you more info about our upcoming CeBIT events soon.

The real problem behind the hacking of celebrities fan pages of Facebook accounts like Mark Zuckerberg and Sarkozy

Last Sunday night, it appeared the French premier was abandoning his plans to run for re-election in 2012, at least that’s what you could read on his Facebook page. The fact is that they weren’t Sarkozy’s words. If you looked very carefully you could see some misspelling and missing accents within the message that stated in French:  “Dear compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances our country is experiencing, I have decided in my spirit and conscience not to run for office again at the end of my mandate in 2012.” Of course the message was not his own but came from the hacker. 

But it seems that he was not the only one recently affected as we saw another strange message earlier today on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page.