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What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage

This morning’s attack started around 7am and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. In both cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers on the East Coast...
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Google Open Sources the Code that Powers Its Domain Registry

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomulus after the company applied to operate a number of generic TLDs itself back in 2012. Until then, domain...
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Bithika Khargharia
Dr. Bithika Khargharia, a principal solutions architect at Extreme Networks and director of product and community management at the Open Networking Foundation, discusses the Atrium Enterprise project at OpenDaylight Summit.

The Open Source SDN Distro That Keeps Microsoft’s WiFi Secure

In case you didn’t know, “Microsoft IT is big,” according to Brent Hermanson, who leads the Network Infrastructure Services group for Microsoft IT.  In a keynote presentation at OpenDaylight Summit in September, Hermanson noted that Microsoft IT has users and locations all over the globe.  Until...
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Technology Drivers for the IT Industry

The Internet of Everything, a fully networked and analyzed society, seeks to enhance the quality of life of all people and drive new technologies, products, services, and markets. But where are developments headed, and what are the driving factors, fields of application, and challenges? To begin,...
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Vint Cerf Warns Humanity: Can Our Data Survive Longer Than A Century?

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) co-author Vint Cerf is hailed as “the father of the internet,” but now he’s worried about an even larger communications protocol, on a scale of thousands of years. How will our civilization communicate with people in the future? When it comes to generations yet...
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2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

For most of Ethernet's history, new standards progressively added more bandwidth, expanding the top end of speed. That progression is now changing, as the IEEE has now ratified the 802.3bz standard that defines 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet speeds. In 2014, multiple groups started efforts to create...
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Cars Will Make Up 98% of Mobile-to-Mobile Traffic by 2021

Internet radio and information services will generate approximately 6,000 petabytes of data a year. In just five years, ever more sophisticated in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that stream music and offer real-time navigation will generate up to 98% of mobile-to-mobile (M2M) data traffic,...
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Chris Binnie explains how dig syntax differs from other DNS lookup packages and offers some time-saving examples.

Dig Into DNS: Part 2

In the first article in this series, I provided an introduction to the powerful dig utility and its uses in performing DNS lookups. For those who haven't used the command before, these articles will give a useful overview of its features and capabilities. This time, I’ll explain how dig syntax...
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10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros

IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the...
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Severe Vulnerabilities Discovered in HTTP/2 Protocol

Four high-profile bugs have been found in the protocol, potentially placing 85 million websites at risk. On Wednesday at Black Hat USA, cybersecurity firm Imperva released new research into a number of high-profile flaws found within the latest version of HTTP, HTTP/2, which underpins the worldwide...
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