Worth Reading: Companies Are Failing to Deploy Key Solution for Email Security

8 April 2020

Business email compromise (BEC) is the most expensive form of online fraud encountered every year, with international losses in excess of $26 billion over the past three years, according to the FBI. Despite that, email security measures that could stop the messages impersonating business executives remain underdeployed, experts say. —Robert Lemos

Worth Reading: The OWASP Top 10

8 April 2020

In terms of security, there are many vulnerabilities that need to be treated and prevented, but some need more attention than others. Without question, the best guide to help you address these security issues is The Open Web Application Security Project. —Dipto Karmakar

Worth Reading: Testing, Testing, Testing for a More Secure (Internet) World

7 April 2020

Over the past days and weeks, more and more organisations have switched to digital products and services to sustain working from home, to keep productivity up and to be connected. Our dependency on the Internet has become even larger, with perhaps one large difference: more people are actively aware of their dependency and not as something they see as normal without thinking about it. —Wout de Natris

Worth Reading: Are You Ready for 400 Gb?

7 April 2020

AT&T recently activated a 400-gigabit fiber connection between Dallas and Atlanta and claimed it is the first such connection in the country. This is a milestone because it represents a major upgrade in fiber speeds in our networks. —Doug Dawson

Worth Reading: What’s the deal with IPv6 link-local addresses?

6 April 2020

In this post, we describe how link-local addresses in IPv6, specifically the ‘%eth0’-part of link-local addresses, can have an impact on RIPE Atlas measurements. —Philip Homburg

Worth Reading: The Bane of Backwards Compatibility

6 April 2020

The second major area where we’re going see issues with backwards compatibility is with 5G networking. —Tom Hollingsworth

Worth Reading: DoH Might Not Be the Answer After All

2 April 2020

In reality, though, it’s far from clear that DoH is a solution to any real-world problem. As we’ve previously pointed out, in many ways DOH creates more problems than it solves. Because the system also collects DNS queries in one place — the records of your browser manufacturer — it also has also given rise to a significant level of controversy, as some feel that the move to DoH risks eroding the privacy of users even further. —Samuel Bocetta

Worth Reading: An opinion piece on Internet security

2 April 2020

We need a secure and trustable infrastructure. We need to be able to provide assurance that the service we are contacting is genuine, that the transaction is secured from eavesdroppers, and that we leave no useful traces behind us. Why has our public key certificate system failed the Internet so badly? —Geoff Huston

Worth Reading: Gitlab survey explores the benefits of working from home

1 April 2020

The survey’s respondents cited all the usual benefits to working at home — including flexibility (53%), lack of a commute (38%), reduced stress (32%), and reduced office politics (18%). —David Cassel

Worth Reading: Advanced Kea DHCP features

1 April 2020

Kea stores each type of information independently. If you prefer your server installation to be small, you can use memfile — our most compact and simplest configuration and generally the fastest to use. Your configuration will be stored in a JSON file on disk and will contain host reservations; the lease information will be stored on a local disk in a plain-text CSV file. —Tomek Mrugalski