Weekend Reads 082522

I dabble with DNS for work, and I’m frequently checking if CNAMEs are properly configured. CNAMEs are Canonical NAMEs, kind of like nicknames, that indicate that one domain name is a nickname for another domain name.

Overall, A and MX queries are successfully resolved most frequently, while AAAA and PTR manifest lower success rates. Specifically, the failure rate of AAAA queries is surprisingly over 64.2% — two out of three AAAA queries failed.

Growth in hyperscaler data centers and processor-intensive enterprise workloads, such as high-performance computing (HPC) and AI, is set to drive broadscale adoption of SmartNICs.

Email is, without doubt, the communication tool of choice for almost everyone, and it is critical for those of us running a business. Therefore, is it any wonder that against this backdrop of increasing email use, we see that fraudsters and cybercriminals use email as their primary delivery mechanism for phishing and malware?

Broadcom will deploy its 25.6Tbit/sec Humbolt co-packaged optical (CPO) switches in China-based cloud provider Tencent’s datacenters in a bid to accelerate adoption of the emerging network tech.

Atlanta-based cyber risk intelligence company, Cyble discovered a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware. What makes this particular RAT malware distinct enough to be named after the comic creation of Sacha Baron Cohen?

A developer says it was possible to run their own software on the car infotainment hardware after discovering the vehicle’s manufacturer had secured its system using keys that were not only publicly known but had been lifted from programming examples.

“Cookie stealing” is among the latest trends in cybercrimes that hackers are using to bypass credentials and access private databases, according to Sophos.

However, there is an additional layer in between, referred to as middleware, which is a software pipeline—an operation, a process, or an application between the operating system and the end user.

The Atlas architecture (see Figure 1) incorporated a multitude of what were then novel features: asynchronous pipelined operation, parallel arithmetic, 128 index registers, double address modification by index registers, extracodes (software sequences simulating additional hardware instructions), interrupts, an interleaved main core store, multiprogramming, and, most importantly, a one-level storage system2 that later became known as virtual memory.

Simple yet effective labels convey relevant cybersecurity information to buyers at the point of sale and encourage IoT vendors to up their cybersecurity game as they now can recoup their security investments from risk-aware buyers. These dynamics benefit consumers and the industry alike, resulting in better, more resilient cybersecurity for all.

According to a report by analyst outfit Dell’Oro Group, the overall 2G-5G RAN infrastructure equipment market declined in the second quarter.

In the first quarter of this year, the big cable companies added 482,000 customers while telcos added over 50,000 customers. In what is a surprise to the industry, that growth has disappeared, and all of the big ISPs collectively lost almost 150,000 customers. That’s a loss of 60,000 customers for the cable companies and 88,000 for the big telcos.

When you’re trying to convince companies to modernize, it can seem like you’re shouting into the void. Sure, they understand that what you’re advocating is important but knowing you should do something and actually doing it, are two different things.

Open source is built in meetups, camps, and cons; it’s built-in and by the community. In fact, most of the contributions at those events have very little to do with coding.