Items tagged with Estonia

At this point, we're wondering if there is any nation in the world who won't get caught up in the race for complete bandwidth domination. Shortly after Britain, South Korea and Australia all publicly confessed to plans to expand broadband access (and speeds) in their respective nations, Estonia has come forward to do the same. Of course, the US has set aside billions in the recently passed Recovery Act, but it's timeline is hardly this ambitious. If all goes to plan, Estonia's citizens will all have access to high-speed Internet by 2015. Yes, just six years from now. The nation's government and telecom companies operating there have announced a remarkable 283 million euro (374 million dollar)... Read more...
While the United States can't even get its act together in terms of electronic voting machines, which seemingly flip votes, or don't record votes, or any number of myriad bugs, the country of Estonia has decided it's time to enter a truly digital voting age. Actually, in terms of Estonia, they are just expanding their entry into the digital voting age: last year they could vote in the parliamentary elections via the Internet. Yet as accusations and rumor swirl in the U.S. over hacking of electronic voting machines, how will Estonia prevent such problems? Well, according to Raul Kaidro, spokesman of the SK Certification Center, the system has already been thoroughly tested, and requires voters... Read more...
Estonia might be the most web-savvy place in the world. They even cast their votes in national elections online. So it's of interest to people who value the utility and security of web applications everywhere that Estonia seems to be the first place singled out for massive targeted cyber-warfare attacks.  Denial of service attacks on their government bureaus, banks, and even their news outlets have slowed their web traffic to a snail's pace.  The Estonia case also shows how easy it is to cause massive panic on a shoestring budget. All you need to deploy a cyberattack is some malicious software, a bunch of zombie computers distributed around the world, and an Internet connection. Sure,... Read more...