Weekend Reads 052022

The steepening trajectory towards event-driven and real-time API architecture is imminent.

The idea of this declaration has a lot to do with the “Past of the Internet.” When the Internet was developing in the 1980s and 1990s, it was seen primarily as a tool that would expand individual freedoms worldwide, strengthen democracy, and create prosperity through innovation and economic progress.

I’m not sure that most people understand the extent to which our online experience has moved to the cloud – and this movement to the cloud means we’re using a lot more bandwidth than in the recent past.

Among the many disruptions facing modern communication service providers (CSPs), one of the biggest is the growing role of data centers (DCs) in their business.

A bargain-basement, $5 price tag on a 3-year-old remote access Trojan (RAT) has concerned some security researchers, who see the move as signs of a possible race to the bottom in terms of pricing — or that new, disrupting developers are entering the cybercriminal market.

Researchers are marveling at the scope and magnitude of a vulnerability that hackers are actively exploiting to take full control of network devices that run on some of the world’s biggest and most sensitive networks.

Reuters reports the US, UK and European Union have formally blamed Russia for a large-scale cyberattack that disrupted Viasat’s satellite internet service an hour ahead of the February 24th assault.

China’s top chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (0981.HK) said on Friday it anticipates smartphone sales from its clients this year to fall by at least 200 million units due to the Russia-Ukraine war and China’s COVID lockdowns.

The most significant difference in software development today compared to the past is the rate of deployments: development teams release software to production earlier and more frequently.

The specifications of the upcoming Intel Alder Lake-HX mobile processors leaked ahead of their release, granting some insight as to what kind of performance we can expect from the new CPUs.

The difference between what it costs a cloud to build the infrastructure and what customers pay to rent it is profit, but the difference between trying to build it yourself and using a credit card to borrow cloud capacity is called agility. Balancing these two is the main task of IT organizations today.

In the same way our traditional economy has shifted toward gig workers for efficiency, criminals are learning that there’s less work and less risk involved by renting or selling their tools for a portion of the profits than performing the attacks themselves.

Having recently carried out a migration of this latter HSM, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the steps we took to do this. But before getting into that, let’s start by taking a closer look at the role our HSMs play in the RIPE NCC RPKI Trust Anchor (TA) system.

Since the national dialog has suddenly fixated on inflation, the big ISPs decided to jump into the discussion by claiming that broadband prices are falling. You need to watch this short video from USTelecom to see the ridiculousness of their claim.

Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a set of standards applicable to IPv4 and IPv6 networks that provide end-to-end security.

A 2021 study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimated that the international trade in counterfeit and pirated products was worth up to $464 billion in 2019, or around 2.5% of all world trade.

The NSO Group has been known for targeting dissident journalists and bloggers notably with its proprietary spyware Pegasus