As most know the Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names (i.e., www.google.com) into IP addresses. This system, which has been a critical part of the internet infrastructure since the early days, is now poised to experience a dramatic increase in traffic due to emerging industry trends.
As I read the daily news about how “bad actors” have abused and exploited social media sites, flooding them with fake posts, I think back to a line from the classic movie Rudy. Leading up to the last game of the season, Coach Dan Devine (Chelcie Ross) famously says to his team, “Remember, no one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.”
Intel Itanium and Secure64 Source T are NOT vulnerable to either Spectre or Meltdown and below are explanations of how both vulnerabilities work, and why Itanium and SourceT are immune.
At the dentist office today was the most ridiculous thing to join the Internet of Things – a Bluetooth-enabled POWER TOOTHBRUSH. What on earth is the value of connecting your toothbrush to the internet? For that matter, why enable your TOASTER to be online? Your washer, your dryer? Do you really need your fridge to tell you when you need eggs, milk or beer?
A DNS outage will take your business offline – and potentially your job with it. It is time to make DNS security a critical focus point for companies.
Over the past couple of weeks, the world has been given WannaCry, which moved like wildfire through the globe and has given rise to multiple theories of origination from North Korea and not North Korea, and was dubbed “a pretty shoddy piece of work”. As of this writing no one is certain of the origin.