Weekend Reads 052121

One of the major takeaways from the Web Globalization Report Card is the importance of providing “front doors” to your localized websites.

If you want to break into datacenter compute in a sustainable way, it takes the patience of a glacier. And not just any glacier, but one that predates the Industrial Revolution.

35 million phone numbers are disconnected every year in the U.S., according to the Federal Communications Commission. Most of these numbers are not disconnected forever; after a while, carriers reassign them to new subscribers.

Researchers on Tuesday disclosed a novel malware that uses a variety of tricks to stay under the radar and evade detection, while stealthily capable of executing arbitrary commands on infected systems.

As a cybersecurity professional, I relate to those old movie scenes where a character is starting to lose it, someone delivers a firm face slap, and the first character pulls it together, saying, “Thanks, I needed that.”

Our passwords can say a lot about us, and much of what they have to say is unflattering. In a world in which all databases — including hacker forums — are eventually compromised and leaked online, it can be tough for cybercriminals to maintain their anonymity if they’re in the habit of re-using the same unusual passwords across multiple accounts associated with different email addresses.

When Spectre, a class of critical vulnerabilities impacting modern processors, was publicly revealed in January 2018, the researchers behind the discovery said, “As it is not easy to fix, it will haunt us for quite some time,” explaining the inspiration behind naming the speculative execution attacks.

Everybody in the industry knows about many examples of catastrophic fiber damage. Fiber networks along the coasts can be devastated by hurricanes. The second biggest cause of network damage is probably ice storms, which can knock down wires across huge geographic areas.

An engineering sample of Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake-S processors was obtained by Igor’s Lab, offering a look at clock speeds, core counts, and power draw from Intel’s next-generation chips.

Inadequate implementation of telecom standards, supply chain threats, and weaknesses in systems architecture could pose major cybersecurity risks to 5G networks, potentially making them a lucrative target for cybercriminals and nation-state adversaries to exploit for valuable intelligence.

The FBI confirmed this week that a relatively new ransomware group known as DarkSide is responsible for an attack that caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down 5,550 miles of pipe, stranding countless barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on the Gulf Coast.

According to benchmark data, the overall rig clocked in just shy of 120 frames per second on the game, with frame rates topping 549 fps at the highest and hitting just below 47 fps at the lowest.

In this post, I’ll walk through how to use GoPacket to capture and analyse network traffic, explaining the key concepts of the library, along with working examples you can try at home.

Three design and multiple implementation flaws have been disclosed in IEEE 802.11 technical standard that undergirds Wi-Fi, potentially enabling an adversary to take control over a system and plunder confidential data.

However, in 2021, about 30 percent of workloads run in the cloud and while that will certainly increase in the coming years, enterprises are settling into the hybrid cloud model, with some applications and data making the move to the public cloud – and multiple public clouds at that – or staying on premises, either in traditional datacenters or in private clouds.

For most internet users, there’s not much of a perceivable difference between the domain name they want to visit and the server that the domain queries.

If you want to grow a successful career and keep your job opportunities open, you need to learn how to network.

Internet shutdowns harm societies, economies, and the global Internet infrastructure – that’s why we’re tracking disruptions on the Internet Society Pulse platform.

After a long wait, Intel has finally unveiled its 11th-gen Tiger Lake laptop processors for gaming and content creation devices.

Over the years, I have read many articles and posts about how systemd is trying to replace everything and take over everything in Linux. I agree; it is taking over pretty much everything.