Many Telekom customers in Germany had to live without internet and telephone on the weekend. Hackers tried to install malware on 900,000 routers and integrate them into a botnet. Presumably to carry out DDoS-attacks. Fortunately, this did not work out thanks to a badly programmed software. However, DDoS-attacks with web-enabled devices have already caused great sensation in 2016. Foremost the attack on the DNS-provider DYN in October this year. Continue reading
The team at POLYAS have been quite busy this October. After attending conferences in Canada and Ireland, we’ve now crossed the Alps to take part in SMAU 2016. SMAU is the biggest tech convention in Italy – where innovation, IT and technology come face to face with various institutions and corporations. POLYAS is represented there by two of our colleagues who’ve set up a stand at the event.
When it comes to non-voters, politicians and media representatives ask themselves the question: why do people forego their right to vote? What are their reasons? It seems interesting to learn more about the motives for voter abstention and what could be done to counteract this development. Continue reading
Non-voters go against our understanding of democracy. People have fought around the globe for centuries to be part of the democratic process. Even today, some are still fighting for that right. Being able to cast one’s vote in an election is important for every citizen.