Forwarded from: skyper (at) thc [dot] org
The German fraction of THC stops all activities that have been labeled
illegal under the German anti hacker law. The law forbids German
citizens to research, discuss or disclouse security problems. THC is an
independent non-commercial security research organization with over 10
years of experience.
For the last 10 years THC exposed fishy security in commercial products,
informed the customer and pushed the companies for stronger and better
security. says a THC founder who does not want to be named.
Another German THC members was quoted saying  we were similar what the
ADAC is for cars: We made sure that what was labeled secure was secure
When asked what kind of law the government should have passed a THC
member responded there is no law that makes companies responsible for
broken or insecure software. Anything can be labeled virus-safe or
secure when in fact there is no security in the product whatsoever.
THC is the last of many research groups leaving Germany.
With no independent security research group left in Germany the citizens
are exposed to fraud, hoax security products and identity theft.
If you are living outside Germany and want to take over the development
of the THC tools please contact us at members at thc dot org.
THC is now hosted on two servers: http://freeworld.thc.org is the server
of the international members. http://germany.thc.org is the server of
the German members who devote their time spinning their thumbs.
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