Weekend Reads 121021

It is refreshing to find instances in the IT sector where competing groups with their own agendas work together for the common good and the improvement of systems everywhere. So it is with the absorption of the Gen-Z Consortium by the CXL Consortium.

What is open core? Is a project open core, or is a business open core? That’s debatable. Like open source, some view it as a development model, others view it as a business model.

From the recent writeup of the DNS work at the IETF its clear that there is a large amount of attention being focused on the DNS. It’s not just an IETF conversation, or a DNS OARC conversation, but a conversation that involves a considerable amount of research activity as well.

It seems like Antarctica’s McMurdo Station could be getting high-speed internet—a modern day luxury feature that could connect its remote laboratories (and seasonal tourist hub) to the rest of the world. The station is located on an island just off the northwestern part of the continent and is the largest US research hub on Antarctica.

“Your phone’s front camera is always securely looking for your face, even if you don’t touch it or raise to wake it.”

Organizations must improve their cybersecurity protocols to detect fraudulent identities and make sure they’re safeguarding their consumers’ personal information.

Rarely do cybercriminal gangs that deploy ransomware gain the initial access to the target themselves. More commonly, that access is purchased from a cybercriminal broker who specializes in acquiring remote access credentials — such as usernames and passwords needed to remotely connect to the target’s network.

Kubernetes Security is constantly evolving – keeping pace with enhanced functionality, usability and flexibility while also balancing the security needs of a wide and diverse set of use-cases.

Let’s say you’re tasked with selecting a strong authentication solution for your organisation. Where do you begin? This article is the first of a series that will explore authentication and authorisation technologies in the context of recent exploits and developing trends.

At the University of California, Riverside, we found the current design and implementation of modern OSes can lead to side-channel-based DNS cache poisoning attacks, namely SAD DNS (Side-channel AttackeD DNS).

If you’re looking for a rugged case for your phone or tablet, you’ve probably seen the terms MIL-SPEC or MIL-STD. But what do they mean? It’s a simple standard, but its appearance on product packaging is a complex topic.

Web 1.0 was from 1991 to 2004 when web users were consumers of content, and the web was a series of static websites. Web 2.0 emerged in 2004 as user-created content overtook static content. The big winners in this era have been the huge social media platforms that became some of the biggest companies on the planet.

Do-it-yourself is a great way to learn coding, but it’s a risky way to tackle complex application problems that have scant room for error, such as authentication and encryption.

Manifest V3, Google Chrome’s soon-to-be definitive basket of changes to the world of web browser extensions, has been framed by its authors as “a step in the direction of privacy, security, and performance.”

At least 300,000 IP addresses associated with MikroTik devices have been found vulnerable to multiple remotely exploitable security vulnerabilities that have since been patched by the popular supplier of routers and wireless ISP devices.