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Wi-Fi Security Is Starting to Get its Biggest Upgrade in Over a Decade

Wi-Fi devices have been using the same security protocol for over a decade. But today, that’ll begin to change: the Wi-Fi Alliance, which oversees adoption of the Wi-Fi standard, is beginning to certify products that support WPA3, the successor to the WPA2 security protocol that’s been in use since...
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6 RFCs for Understanding How the Internet Works

Reading the source is an important part of open source software. It means users have the ability to look at the code and see what it does. But "read the source" doesn't apply only to code. Understanding the standards the code implements can be just as important. These standards are codified in...
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Tencent Becomes a Linux Foundation Platinum Member to Increase its Focus on Open Source

Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation and Linux generally, it is a founding member of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning program...
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Spanning the Tree: Dr. Radia Perlman & Untangling Networks

As computer networks get bigger, it becomes increasingly hard to keep track of the flow of data over this network. How do you route data, making sure that the data is spread to all parts of the network? You use an algorithm called the spanning tree protocol — just one of the contributions to...
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​ICANN Makes Last Minute WHOIS Changes to Address GDPR Requirements

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) struggled and sweated and with days left came up with a way to make the Domain Name System (DNS) and WHOIS, the master database of who owns what website name, compliant with the European Union (EU)'s General...
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Introduction to Security and TLS

IoT (Internet of Things) is all about connecting to the internet and even more about security. Without security and encrypted communication, everyone can possibly see what I send or receive. And this is especially bad if passwords or user names are sent in an unencrypted way. So, encryption and...
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Vint Cerf, a “Father of the Internet,” spoke at the recent Open Networking Summit on Internet architecture and open technology.

Vint Cerf on Open Networking and Design of the Internet

The secret behind Internet protocol is that it has no idea what it’s carrying – it just a bag of bits going from point A to point B. So said Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, speaking at the recent Open Networking Summit. Cerf, who is generally acknowledged as a “...
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Tips for Troubleshooting DNS

Need relief for your DNS headaches? First, it helps to understand how the domain name system works under the hood. DNS is the Internet's phonebook. Whenever you type in or click a human-readable web link (such as hpe.com), your web browser calls on a domain name system (DNS) resolver to resolve...
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Unencrypted HTTP sessions are wide open to abuse; lock them down with Let's Encrypt.

Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt

Back in the bad old days, setting up basic HTTPS with a certificate authority cost as much as several hundred dollars per year, and the process was difficult and error-prone to set up. Now we have Let's Encrypt for free, and the whole thing takes just a few minutes. Why Encrypt? Why encrypt your...
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TLS 1.3 Is Approved: Here's How It Could Make the Entire Internet Safer

​The IETF has finally given the okay to the TLS 1.3 protocol, which will speed up secure connections and make snooping harder for attackers. TLS 1.3 has been approved for use, which will make all secure internet connections faster and safer. The security and speed improvements brought by TLS 1.3...
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