Worth Reading: Why Your On-Switch Packet Capture Doesn’t Work Or Is Not Correct

14 July 2020

Here is what I learned over 20 years : Capturing packets on your switch is unpredictable and untrustworthy. —Greg Ferro

Worth Reading: Lies, Damned Lies, and Keynotes

14 July 2020

The lights go down. It’s time for your preferred cloud vendor’s annual keynote to start. An inspiring video plays to what was charitably deemed “corporate dance music” but in practice sounds like a sped-up Enya on quaaludes.

Worth Reading: Nokia To Add Open Interfaces To Its Telecom Equipment

13 July 2020

Finland’s Nokia on Tuesday became the first major telecom equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow mobile operators to build networks that are not tied to a vendor.

Worth Reading: How to detect if your domains are being abused for phishing attacks

13 July 2020

In this post, we will discuss the freely available standards, policies and protocol we used, including STARTTLS, SPF, DKIM, DMARC, DANE and MTA-STS. We firmly believe that if these techniques are used everywhere, it will lead to a significant decrease in phishing emails. —Karl Lovink

Worth Reading: Anatomy of a Long-Con Phish

9 July 2020

Phishing is one of the oldest fraud techniques online. Phishers often utilize a spray-and-pray method to hit as many potential victims as possible. The aim of such an attack is quick profit via the harvesting of user login or banking credentials. Once the victim surrenders his/her valuable information, the phisher moves on, either to the next victim or a different campaign altogether —Chenxi Wang

Worth Reading: Google’s AMP, the Canonical Web, and the Importance of Web Standards

9 July 2020

Have you ever clicked on a link after googling something, only to find that Google didn’t take you to the actual webpage but to some weird Google-fied version of it? Instead of the web address being the source of the article, it still says “google” in the address bar on your phone? —Alexis Hancock

Worth Reading: The New General and New Purpose in Computing

8 July 2020

The term “general purpose” in regards to compute is an evolving one. What looked like general purpose in the past looks like a limited ASIC by today’s standards, and this is as true for GPUs and FPGAs as it is for CPUs. —Timothy Prickett Morgan

Worth Reading: Network Monitoring as a Service (NMaaS)

8 July 2020

Monitoring networks and services is crucial to ensure their quality and security. As this can be a time consuming and monotonous process, there is a growing tendency and need to automate this. —Raquel Rugani Lage

Worth Reading: Netflix Studio Engineering Overview

7 July 2020

Netflix is revolutionizing the way a modern studio operates. Our mission in Studio Engineering is to build a unified, global, and digital studio that powers the effective production of amazing content.

Worth Reading: Domain structure for SaaS products

7 July 2020

While being involved in a couple of side-projects in the last months, all of the SaaS products, I had to discuss and choose the domain architecture.