Posts about Distributed Denial of Service

Beginning a post on cyber security with the observation that the threat being discussed is frightening is a bit redundant. They all are frightening. Very often, today’s threats are more dangerous because they are a mix of multiple things that, when combined, are more potent than the sum of their parts. In this case, four elements are present: botnets, DDoS attacks, the internet of things (IoT) and connected consumer electronics equipment. Put together, these inexpensive ingredients are enough to threaten the internet …
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When I was in middle school, if you or a group of your friends forgot to study for an important test (or just more time was needed), you pulled the fire alarm just before the class, thus delaying the inevitable for one more day, in the hopes that one day would actually make a difference (which it usually did not). When I was in High School, the preferred method of reprieve was to claim to spot a funnel cloud. (My hometown and most schools were destroyed by a tornado a few years earlier) ...
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Let’s face some hard truths about NFV licensing: Hard Truth #1: Service providers expect that virtualization software will be inexpensive or free. While they won’t achieve that goal in many cases, they will require that the software solutions cost less...
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