Weekend Reads 061622

Seven months from now, assuming all goes as planned, Google Chrome will drop support for its legacy extension platform, known as Manifest v2 (Mv2). This is significant if you use a browser extension to, for instance, filter out certain kinds of content and safeguard your privacy.

But both the tools used and the threat posed by common cybercriminals pale in comparison to the tools used by more professional groups such as the famous hacking groups and state-sponsored groups.

A European team of university students has cobbled together the first RISC-V supercomputer capable of showing balanced power consumption and performance.

During the last decade, various individuals and organizations have contributed to promoting and deploying IPv6, which recently passed 40% adoption globally.

A successful attack against 5G networks could disrupt critical infrastructure, manipulate sensor data, or even cause physical harm to humans.

An Avengers-style mash up of telecoms firms are collaborating on experimental trials of new communications technologies expected to be underpinned by 6G.

Personally, in my more than 20 years of internet governance experience, tackling DNS abuse is one of the more important issues I’ve participated in and seen debated.

Infrastructure operators are struggling to reduce the rate of IT outages despite improving technology and strong investment in this area.

Cloud service providers drove the datacenter switching market to its fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth, but it won’t last forever, Dell’Oro Group analyst Sameh Boujelbene told The Register.

While it all sounds scary, it’s not quite as worrying as you might think: Attackers can only use PACMAN to exploit an existing memory bug in the system, which can be patched.