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A Quick Reminder on HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere! So the plugin says, and now browsers are warning users that sites not implementing https:// are security risks. Using HTTPS everywhere is good advice. And this really means "everywhere": the home page, everything. Not just the login page, or the page where you accept donations....
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WPA3: How and Why the Wi-Fi Standard Matters

Wi-Fi Protected Access II, or WPA2, is the standard behind wireless security networking. It protects users everywhere, from coffee shops to college campuses to corporate headquarters. WPA2 may be the most widespread security standard in the world that ordinary people encounter. With all that’s gone...
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ngrep – A Network Packet Analyzer for Linux

Ngrep (network grep) is a simple yet powerful network packet analyzer. It is a grep-like tool applied to the network layer – it matches traffic passing over a network interface. It allows you to specify an extended regular or hexadecimal expression to match against data payloads (the actual...
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Facebook Open Sources Library to Enhance Latest Transport Layer Security Protocol

For several years, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has been working to improve the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which is designed to help developers protect data as it moves around the internet. Facebook created an API library called Fizz to enhance the latest version, TLS 1....
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Open Networking Summit Europe Schedule Announced! 3 Days Left to Save $805 | Register Now

Open Networking Summit, the premier open networking event in North America, comes to Europe for the first time this year, gathering enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers across the open networking ecosystem. Join 1000+ architects, developers, and thought leaders in Amsterdam,...
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Join Interactive Workshop on Cloud-Native Network Functions at Open Source Summit

ONAP and Kubernetes – two of the fastest-growing Linux Foundation projects – are coming together in the next generation of telecom architecture.   ONAP provides a comprehensive platform for real-time, policy-driven orchestration and automation of physical and virtual network functions, and ...
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A Linux Sysadmin’s Guide to Network Management, Troubleshooting and Debugging

A system administrator’s routine tasks include configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, and managing servers and networks within data centers. There are numerous tools and utilities in Linux designed for the administrative purposes. In this article, we will review some of the most used command-...
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NetSpectre Attack Could Enable Remote CPU Exploitation

Researchers from Graz University in Austria released new research on July 26 detailing how the Spectre CPU speculative execution vulnerability could be used over a remote network. In a 14-page report, the researchers dubbed their attack method NetSpectre, which can enable an attacker to read...
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Ethereum is a blockchain protocol that was created as a platform for the development of decentralized applications; learn more in this overview. (Image via influensive.com)

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a blockchain protocol that includes a programming language which allows for applications, called contracts, to run within the blockchain. Initially described in a white paper by its creator, Vitalik Buterin in late 2013, Ethereum was created as a platform for the development of...
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IO500 List Showcases World’s Fastest Storage Systems for HPC

In this video from ISC 2018, John Bent and Jay Lofstead describe how the IO500 benchmark measures storage performance in HPC environments. The second IO500 list was revealed at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Following the success of the Top500 in collecting and analyzing historical trends in...
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