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April 23, 2012
by sjvn01
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IPv6: It’s the end of the Internet as you know it, and I feel fine

On June 6, many Web sites and Internet providers will start supporting Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the next generation Internet protocol, as part of their regular service. But, don’t get into a panic; most users won’t have a thing … Continue reading

February 20, 2012
by sjvn01
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First IPv6 Distributed Denial of Service Internet attacks seen

The clock is running out on IPv4 on the Internet, but even so the next generation of Internet traffic protocols, IPv6, is being adopted very slowly. But, it seems IPv6 is finally making it to broad acceptance. Arbor Networks reports … Continue reading

September 9, 2011
by sjvn01
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Microsoft’s online services briefly go dark

This has not been a good month for the Internet’s core address system: the Domain Name System (DNS). First, there was a man-in-the-middle attack on numerous Web site users caused by a Turkish cracker. Now, according to Microsoft, many of … Continue reading