ISOC-HK eNewsletter – April 2012

ISOC HK Apr, 2012

IPv6 In Action – Website & Pamphlet Launched

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The “IPv6 In Action” Project aims to help the general public and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to better understand the IPv4 address space exhaustion situation and to raise their awareness of IPv6.Sponsored by The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the project is organised by the Internet Society Hong Kong and supported by a number of Co-operating Partners and Supporting Organisations.Check out our IPv6 Pamphlet with Bit Bit cartoon characters and the newly built IPv6 thematic website: to learn what is IPv6, how to enable it, IPv6 events, resources and more!Please also LIKE our Facebook Page: and Radio drama will soon be launched too! Special thanks to Ryan Lau (枊俊江) for his support!

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World IPv6 Launch – The Future is Forever!

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Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.World IPv6 Launch WebsiteFind out more about what happened on World IPv6 Day (Jun 8, 11) and what will happen on World IPv6 Launch.


What’s your wish for the future of the Internet?

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As part of the Internet Society’s 20th anniversary celebration, we invite you to share your wish for the future of the Internet. Visit http://www.wishingtree. where you can:• Simply add your wish directly to the site, or• Upload a YouTube video wish by adding the video’s url to the form, or• Tweet your wish by using the hashtag #internetwishingtree

Let us know what’s important to you – and read the wishes of others. Be sure to share the Wishing Tree with your family, friends, and colleagues, too. Let your voice be heard!


International ICT Expo 2012 – “IPv6 Keeps the Internet Growing” Seminar“IPv6 Keeps the Internet Growing” SeminarInternet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) was the main method by which IP addresses were assigned on the Internet. However, the Internet has become completely saturated thanks to its explosive growth and the sheer number of devices needing to access it. IPv4 provides only a limited number of IP addresses (about 4.3 billion) but IPv6 can accommodate virtually unlimited IPs.Find out more about:

– The current state of the Internet and the issue of IPv4 exhaustion

– What is IPv6 and is it the only solution?

– What are the benefits of IPv6?

– What cool new innovations are being introduced with IPv6?

– How to be IPv6 ready? What to do if you don’t have IPv6 now?

Date: April 15, 2012 (Sun)

Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: Seminar Room, Halls 3F-G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)

Language: Cantonese


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******************************************************Register prior to April 14 for a chance to WIN“The new iPAD”

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People - Charles mok
Charles Mok

Founding Chair
Internet Society Hong Kong

People - Sang Young
Sang Young

Head of IPv6 Training Team
Internet Society Hong Kong

For seminar detail, Click Here

For enquiry, please contact: [email protected] / 27885779

International ICT Expo 2012 – IPv6 Booth IPv6 In Action will be amongst one of the exhibitors at the International ICT Expo from April 13-16, 2012. The expo will showcase the newest products and solutions in information, communication and technologies. Please visit us to learn more about IPv6.Visit us at Booth 3F-G29 and get a Bit Bit mouse pad! 

Date: April 13-16, 2012 (Fri – Mon)

Booth: Hall 3F / AisleG / Booth 29 (Floor Plan)

Venue: Halls 3F-G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)

ICT Expo Detail

“Bringing Trust on Cloud Computing” SummitHosted by Internet Society Hong Kong andCloud Security Alliance – Hong Kong & Macau, join us for the one day summit to learn more about security assurance with Cloud Computing.Date: May 17, 2012 ( Thur)

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Venue: Function Room 1-3, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

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People - Daniel Lai

Daniel Lai
Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO)
The Government of HKSAR


People - Jim Reavis

Jim Reavis
Co-founder & Executive Director, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
People - Tim Grance

Tim Grance
Senior Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)



World Internet Developer’s Summit – Over 500 Participated!

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The first World Internet Developers’ Summit ended with great success. Over 500 participants joined the two-day summit on March 6-7. The cross-platform conference and workshop was hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. Developers collaborated from Hong Kong and different countries around the region with great conversation sparked after the presentations and workshops.For more information about the event, please visit wids/ For photos and approved presentations, please visit 03/world-internet-developers- summit.html Stay tune for World Internet Developers’ Summit 2013!


NEWS INDEPTH: Internet upgrade ‘critical’ (EJ Insight)Apr 9, 2012Government agencies and corporate enterprises in Hong Kong must strive to create public awareness about the next-generation internet address standard to ensure sustained growth in data traffic in the virtual world, an expert said.Pointing to the need to migrate to the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) platform, Charles Mok, founding chairman of the Hong Kong chapter of the Internet Society, said an upgrade from the current protocol is critical for continued growth of the internet as IPv4 addresses will be fully allocated by October 2014. Read More


IPv6 transition – Where’s Hong Kong headed? (

Mar 29, 2012

The internet is facing the biggest upheaval since its creation over 20 years ago – the switchover to IPv6. To stay regionally and globally competitive, Hong Kong businesses of all sizes need to get familiar with the technology and start planning their transition.

Yet all the evidence indicates that few HK businesses have plans to make the leap to IPv6, and it highlights a worryingly laissez-faire attitude to IPv6 transitioning among organizations which we’re aiming to address with our “IPv6 in Action” plan. This initiative, undertaken with the help of the HKSAR government, features a series of educational materials including a dedicated trilingual web site , consumer guide, seminars for key stakeholders and much more for Hong Kong SMEs and consumers. Read More

Money for Nothing , Radio 3, Radio Television Hong Kong

Date: Mar 28, 2012
Time: 0825 – 0830
Host: Bryan Curtis Speaker: Charles Mok, Founding Chairman and Head of “IPv6 In Action” Campaign, Internet Society Hong Kong

Radio Program Overview: IPv6 has been gaining awareness and stirring concerns among the business environment on the “end of the Internet”. The chit-chat session discussed what exactly “IPv4 exhaustion” is and what the government is doing to educate the general public and businesses to take action now to enable IPv6 to ensure the Internet keep expanding.

Key messages discussed:

– The Internet is not going to an end, but it is going to a new chapter.

IPv6 will provide 3.4 x1038 addresses available to keep the Internet running.
– Asia Pacific is the first to run out of IPv4 addresses.
– The systems and equipment of the Internet need to be upgraded to IPv6-ready, and ISP needs to support and provide IPv6 service.
– Internet Society Hong Kong, with the support of the HKSAR Government, is promoting IPv6 awareness among the general public and SMEs.
– If Internet users are not taking action now, the Internet will stop expanding when IPv4 addresses run out.

香港政府 IPv6 計劃正式揭幕

Mar 30, 2012

隨著商業與家用的智能和網絡設備迅速增長,過渡至新一代 IPv6 互聯網協議已是必定需要進行的事情。根據 業界數字顯示,現時香港獲分配的 IPv4 地址約有近 1,170 萬個,以香港人口計算即每人可以擁有僅少於兩個 IPv4 地址。因此,企業與家居用戶對於順利過渡至 IPv6 有迫切性的需要。 Read More

NTT Com Asia 夥拍香港互聯網協會為「啟動 IPv6 計劃」揭幕 (PC Tech)

Mar 29, 2012

NTT Communications Corporation紮根在香港及澳門的全資附屬公司NTT Com Asia今天宣佈將與香港互聯網協會緊密合作,推出由香港特別行政區政府贊助的「啟動IPv6計劃」。作為計劃的網絡伙伴, NTT Com Asia透過其備受推崇的IPv6/IPv4網絡連接、高度可靠的數據中心資源,及專業的IPv6諮詢服務為計劃提供支援。 Read More

NTT Com Asia夥拍香港互聯網協會為「啟動IPv6計劃」揭幕 (Hong Kong I.T. News)

Mar 29, 2012

NTT Communications Corporation紮根在香港及澳門的全資附屬公司NTT Com Asia今天宣佈將與香港互聯網協會緊密合作,推出由香港特別行政區政府贊助的「啟動IPv6計劃」。作為計劃的網絡伙伴, NTT Com Asia透過其備受推崇的IPv6/IPv4網絡連接、高度可靠的數據中心資源,及專業的IPv6諮詢服務為計劃提供支援。 Read More


Watch Out, White Hats! European Union Moves to Criminalize ‘Hacking Tools’ (Wired)Apr 6, 2012The European Union is continuing a push to criminalize the production or sale of “hacking” tools, a move that civil liberties advocates argue could make criminals out of legitimate security researchers.The proposal is intended to create stiffer penalties across Europe for hacking and denial of service attacks, imposing a maximum sentence of up to five years for hacking into a site or using a botnet to flood a site with fake traffic. Read More


Adobe releases open source malware classification tool (Network World)

Apr 3, 2012

Adobe Systems has released a malware classification tool in order to help security incident first responders, malware analysts and security researchers more easily identify malicious binary files.
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IT pro: SMS authentication stalls Hong Kong CE polling Website (Computer World Hong Kong)

Mar 26, 2012

The badly-designed authentication process could be a reason behind the stalled online poll for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive last Friday, said Charles Mok, founding chairman of Internet Society Hong Kong.

Dubbed 3.23 Civil Referendum, the online polling site was shut down around Friday morning and resumed after midnight on Mar 24. The blackout also delayed the voting process at the physical voting centers. Read More

HK tech pros urge future CE to support local innovations (Computer World Hong Kong)

Mar 20, 2012

The Hong Kong Innovative Technology Preferred (HKITP) urged the future Chief Executive of Hong Kong – to be elected by a 1,200 member committee coming Sunday — to recognize home grown technologies and innovations.

The HKITP issued a public letter to all CE candidates last week, noting that the lack of confidence of local businesses and the government in locally developed technologies has caused startup failures. Read More

PayPal unveils mobile payment service for small firms (Computer World Hong Kong)

Mar 19, 2012

PayPal is targeting small businesses, service providers, and casual sellers on the move with its new PayPal Here service which allows vendors to process a variety of payments including checks and cards using their mobile phones.

The new service unveiled Thursday includes a free app and encrypted thumb-sized card reader, which allows merchants with an iPhone , and later Android smartphones, to process payments. Read More


Speech by Mr. Victor Lam, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer, at the ‘Promoting NGI / IPv6 Development in Education Technical Seminar’ – Chinese Only [副政府資訊科技總監林偉喬先生於「促進 NGI/IPv6 技術在教育界推行及使用研討會」之致辭全文]

Office of the Government Chief Information Officer

Mar 9, 2012

目前,香港獲分配的 IPv4 地址有一千一百多萬個,平均每名香港市民可分配到多於一個 IPv4 地址。驟眼看來,這一千一百多萬個 IP 地址好像足夠使用,但細心一想,假如我們將來的家庭電器、公眾地方的照明設施、閉路電視和各類型的感應器等都需要 IP 地址的話,目前 IP 地址的數量便會不敷應用。所以我們認同提高對 IPv6 的認知和鼓勵採用 IPv6 的重要性。為迎合這個發展趨勢,香港特區政府也率先在政府的資訊科技基礎建設和電子服務上逐步採用了 IPv6 。Read More

How Anonymous plans to use DNS as a weapon (Ars Technica)

Mar 8, 2012

After engaging in a recent rash of attacks in retaliation for the takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload, the Anonymous denial of service “cannons” have been firing considerably fewer shells of late. Read More


Mobile Cloud & Smartphone ForumHosted by WTIA and HKWDC, join the Mobile Cloud & Smartphone forum at the ICT Expo 2012 to get insight from some of the industry’s leaders.

Date: Apr 13, 2012 (Fri)
Time: 9:00am – 4:55pm
Venue: Meeting Room S221, Level 2, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Wanchai (at ICT Expo 2012)


Hong Kong Software Quality Assurance (HKSQA) ConferenceFocus to promote the importance of Software Quality Assurance and to assist software companies to understand different aspects of software engineering necessary.
The conference this year, with the theme “Managing with Facts”, will provide insights and forum of discussion for us to understand and implement these measures. We shall invite experts from local and overseas to share their experience and knowledge in this area..Workshop/Conference Date: Apr 16-18, 2012Venue : HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon


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