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News in Networking: Russian Internet for North Korea, Google Finds DNS Vulnerabilities

By Michelle Kincaid | Oct 6, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Reports this week suggest a Russian teleco started providing internet connectivity to North Korea. Russia also made headlines for its covert efforts to steal secrets from the NSA. Oracle made a bunch of news with its OpenWorld conference this week, including taking aim at AWS. And Google disclosed seven vulnerabilities in DNS’ Dnsmasq software. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: 160-Tbit/s Cable, Airline Network Issues, and a Patched-Mac Vuln

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 29, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Microsoft, Facebook and teleco provider Telxius announced this week that their high-capacity subsea cable project is complete. A “network issue” in a global flight-booking system caused major airline delays. And an “alarming number” of patched Macs are vulnerable to an issue in the Extensible Firmware Interface. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: Cisco Without Chambers, CCleaner Malware & Programmable Networks

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 22, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Cisco Chairman John Chambers announced this week that he will not seek re-election. The networking giant also announced a partnership with Viacom. Meanwhile, Cisco researchers found that the CCleaner malware was targeting at least 18 tech companies. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: Data Center Hurricane Prep, Gambling with DDoS, and Rural Broadband

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 8, 2017
Kentik News Digest

As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Irma, those with data centers in the storm’s path are also making efforts to avoid interruptions. DDoS attackers took a gamble this week, making a hit on popular online poker site America’s Cardroom. And a debate has up on how CenturyLink’s plans to acquire Level 3 Communications could affect broadband in rural areas. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: New Data Centers, Same Old Internet Trolls

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 25, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Apple announced two new data centers in Iowa. Cisco made another acquisition. VMware reported a strong quarter. DDoS attacks spiked. Google sped up TCP/IP. And Wired put together an interactive map to show where internet trolls live. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: Internet v. Hate, DDoS Waves, and a $300M Cyber Hit

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 18, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Web companies put the brakes on hate group Daily Stormer using their services. The EFF responded with a warning. A new DDoS attack known as “pulse wave” was uncovered. DDoS attacks hit a bunch of Blizzard Entertainment games. And the biggest shipping company said a single attack cost it nearly $300 million.

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News in Networking: Docker, Disney, and Big Data Caps

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 11, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Docker’s $1.3 billion valuation. Disney $1.6 billion acquisition for streaming services. And international internet speed tests and U.S. home internet data caps. Those stories and more after the jump.

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News in Networking: DDoS Mitigations and VPNs in China and Russia

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 4, 2017
Kentik News Digest

DDoS attacks for all: Netflix tests against these disruptive attacks. Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan talks about how service providers need better DDoS mitigation. New Kaspersky Lab research recognized a Chinese telecom as seeing the biggest DDoS attack in Q2. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: The Best Network Speeds, Cuba’s DIY Internet, and the Cost of Automation

By Michelle Kincaid | Jul 28, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week, Verizon was dubbed a winner of network speeds. Mitel agreed to buy ShoreTel. Viacom said it wouldn’t buy Scripps. Packet grew globally. The Ericsson-Cisco partnership slowed. And feature articles highlighted Cuba’s internet and IT automation costs. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: Google’s Networking Algorithm, NASA’s IoT, and Another S3 Leak

By Michelle Kincaid | Jul 21, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Google announced a new algorithm for higher bandwidths and lower latencies. NASA gave advice on IoT networks. Python is the most popular programming language. And Dow Jones is the latest to see an S3 misconfiguration.

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