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Linux and botnets: It’s not Linux’s fault!

March 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

I couldn’t blame you, if — based on recent headlines such as “Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency” and “Botnet of thousands of Linux servers pumps Windows desktop malware onto web” — you thought Linux was as full of holes as Windows XP. If you take a closer look, you’ll find […]

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Tags: Infrastructure · Internet · Network · Security · Server · Web Services

OpenDaylight Project finds industry wants open-source SDN

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s not too surprising that members of the Linux Foundation’s OpenDaylight Project believe that the networking industry thinks open source is the future for software-defined networking (SDN). After all, OpenDaylight is an industry consortium of technology powers, such as Brocade, Cisco, and Microsoft, devoted to open-sourcing SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The Project’s survey […]

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Tags: Data Center · Development · Infrastructure · Internet · Network · Network Services · Open Source

Chrome OS security holes found, patched

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Linux is very secure. Google’s Linux-based Chrome OS, with its auto-updating and security sandboxing, is even more secure. But, neither is perfect. At Google’s own Pwnium hacking contest and HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, three new sets of security problems were found in Chrome OS… and then immediately patched. Chrome OS […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Internet · Laptop · Linux · Network · Operating System · Security · Web browser

Google free public DNS services were briefly corrupted

March 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Without the Domain Name System (DNS), we’re all lost on the Internet. DNS provides the service that translates our human readable Web addresses such as google.com to their real, but mysterious Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses, such as 8.8.8.8 or IPv6′s 2001:4860:4860::8888. The problem with this master yellow pages directory to the Internet is […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Internet · Network · Network Services · Security

25 Years: How the Web began

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

When I was a young man, we had it rough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night and lick the road clean with our tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when […]

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Tags: Internet · Network · Web browser · Web Services