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Saturday03 December 2022

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Warfare has changed little over its centuries of existence. The tools have changes, the arenas have moved from two dimensions to 3, but the concepts and execution area basically the same. You need to not only assault and occupy ground, but you must stop organized response of whoever you are attacking or defending from. If you can successfully confuse or disrupt their attack/defense, then you gain a tactical advantage on the battlefield. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine this was very clear as the country was hit with multiple cyber attacks prior to the ground assault.

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There is no shortage of jokes about ignorance in big business and government, but there are times when some of the things that are really said just sound stupid. Recently members of the Hollywood Cartel decided that Google fiber will lead to an increase in piracy. Their reasoning is a “survey” that was conducted on illegal file haring as it relates to Google Fiber s that came up with some rather interesting numbers (they are magical). Fortunately for anyone wanting a laugh, it was leaked to the gang at TorrentFreak

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Yesterday morning we told you about a rumored bug in an older encryption protocol, SSL 3.0. Today the details of this bug were released and although it looks bad, it might not be as big as first hinted. The bug has been called Poodle (Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption) and has sparked many articles with clever lines about dogs and biting people… For all of that nonsense this is not something that is going to go away and highlights a major issue in how we communicate over the internet.

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Friday, 08 August 2014 14:18

How do we save the internet?

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV Aug 2014 – One of the most concerning things about the future of the internet and technology in general is the fact that the “bad guys” have the advantage. We have known about this for a very long time, but because of the state of the security industry many have allowed themselves to be blinded to just how bad it is and also how our current methods of patching and fixing are not working.

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 06:26

Bad Routing Slows Down US to EU Traffic

Yesterday a planned update managed to take down part of the transatlantic cabling that connects the US to EU. Although there are no really firm details we do know that for a couple of hours services were disrupted for European Internet users. Multiple companies responded to the disruption with information pages. Swedish Telecom Telias confirmed the shortly after the complaints began hitting sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:39

Is It Time for an Internet Bill of Rights?

We talk a lot about privacy, net neutrality, digital right and other topics that have become more and more important over the last few years. As the internet becomes the defacto way we communicate these items HAVE to be addressed or we end up in a situation where the rights of people using these services simply do not exist. For years the average consumer’s information has been treated like a commodity that can be traded, sold or used in any manner the holding company sees fit. This type of behavior, while currently legal, is simply unacceptable as are the myriad of other abuses of our digital communications. These many abuses all beg the question, why do we not have the same rights in the digital world that we have in the real world?

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Sunday, 09 March 2014 14:59

OnLive has launched CloudLift

The company OnLive has launched CloudLift, a new cloud-gaming service that allows users to use the power of the cloud and play their favorite PC games purchased on one of the popular services for digital distribution of games - starting with steam, on any device.

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Monday, 10 February 2014 21:29

LinkedIn looking for new sources of funding

LinkedIn has announced that they expects the revenue of the first quarter of this year to be at the level of $460 million, not $469 million as it was previously forecasted. Although a decline of 2%, the company's shares on the stock market sank by 15% after the announcement of these news.

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Monday, 10 February 2014 21:11

Mozilla launching a completely redesigned Firefox

Mozilla recently launched a pre-beta version of Firefox called Aurora and brought a completely new user interface, greater customization of the touch screen, as well as some new features. Redesign project so far has been designed exclusively for the nightly version of Firefox, and it was in development for two years.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 20:23

How about a 300 Mbps mobile internet speed?

Mobile Internet access in Korea becomes even faster. The local mobile operator SK Telecom has announced up to 300 Mbps via 3band LTE-Advanced. For comparison, conventional LTE offers a theoretical approach speed of 75 megabits, while LTE Advanced offers 150 megabits per second.

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