Worth Reading: How to detect IoT devices in a network

16 January 2021


To mitigate against such attacks, network operators need to be able to identify and locate IoT devices in their network, something that is becoming increasingly challenging.

Worth Reading: Reduce the effects of NAT for your IP blocklists

16 January 2021


However, little is known about their usage or potential unintended consequences when it comes to identifying malicious entities solely based on IP addresses, particularly those associated with address reuse techniques such as Network Address Translation (NAT) and dynamic addressing.

Worth Reading: Unintended Consequences of Submarine Cable Deployment on Internet Routing

15 January 2021


Most assume that the deployment of undersea cables between continents improves Internet performance between the two continents. In our paper, “Unintended consequences: Effects of submarine cable deployment on Internet routing”, we shed empirical light on this hypothesis, by investigating the operational impact of SACS on Internet routing.

Worth Reading: New 5G Network Flaws Let Attackers Track Users’ Locations and Steal Data

15 January 2021


As 5G networks are being gradually rolled out in major cities across the world, an analysis of its network architecture has revealed a number of potential weaknesses that could be exploited to carry out a slew of cyber assaults, including denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to deprive subscribers of Internet access and intercept data traffic.

Worth Reading: How open principles will impact the future of work

14 January 2021


In many ways, the nature of our work defines us. So how do we prepare for a future when the nature of work will change dramatically?

Worth Reading: BGP in 2020 – The BGP Table

14 January 2021


At the start of each year I have been reporting on the behaviour of the inter-domain routing system over the past 12 months, looking in some detail at some metrics from the routing system that can show the essential shape and behaviour of the underlying interconnection fabric of the Internet.

Worth Reading: Telesat Update

13 January 2021


I’ve discussed Telesat’s LEO broadband project in earlier posts, but the project has progressed, so an update is needed.

Worth Reading: DDoS Attacks Spiked, Became More Complex in 2020

13 January 2021


The large-scale shift to remote work and the increased reliance on online services as the result of the global pandemic this year gave threat actors new opportunities to use distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to harass and extort organizations.

Worth Reading: The challenges of operating a root name server

7 January 2021

There are several components to this, including server stability, service reachability, software diversity, policy stability, and financial stability.

Worth Reading: Don’t Institutionalize the Internet

7 January 2021

As the United Nations turned 75, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the General Assembly by calling for a New Global Deal to ensure that political and economic systems deliver on critical global public goods.