Posts about Fiber Tapping

Imagine steering a car at night through a gloomy forest with all the headlights switched off. Surely, it won’t be long before the inevitable happens and you wind up in a ditch. Now, picture yourself switching on the lights just in time to see a tree and swerve out of its path. It sounds like an unrealistic scenario yet it’s remarkably similar to a service provider operating without proactive fiber monitoring ...
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If you read Carl Weinschenk’s recent blog post on network security, I suspect that you may have already cancelled all your online accounts, unplugged your computer and abandoned modern life. I was tempted to do the same. It was an alarming article. One that left little hope of building a safe and secure Internet. While I was reading it, I was reminded of a Marc Benioff interview I saw on Bloomberg. During the Q&A, Benioff stated that cybersecurity is an oxymoron and that the Internet is inherently insecure ...
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Another day, another raft of emails from online service providers prompting me to update my passwords. My inbox currently resembles a triage unit trying to clamp the impact of Heartbleed. Both professionally and personally, I'm receiving email after email on the topic. In many respects, it's a timely wake-up call to the many millions of people still using the same childhood password for all their online services. It's also a prescient reminder about the vulnerability of our data and the networks we depend so heavily upon.
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