Information Technology Industry News

January 14, 2018

 

Networking

Packet Loss Vs. Latency: Analyzing the Impact – https://www.networkcomputing.com/networking/packet-loss-vs-latency-analyzing-impact/523143466

Internet Security and Privacy

WD My Cloud NAS devices have hard-wired backdoor – https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/08/wd_mycloud_nas_backdoor/

Wild West of cryptocurrency: Hackers use DNS to steal $400,000 – https://cira.ca/blog/information-technology/wild-west-cryptocurrency-hackers-use-dns-steal-400000

F-Secure highlights another critical Intel security issue – http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433078/F-secure-highlights-another-critical-Intel-security-issue

What is SSL/TLS? (And why it’s time to upgrade to TLS 1.3) – https://www.csoonline.com/article/3246212/encryption/what-is-ssl-tls-and-why-its-time-to-upgrade.html

Open Source

20 years on, open source hasn’t changed the world as promised – https://www.itworld.com/article/3246274/open-source-tools/20-years-on-open-source-hasnt-changed-the-world-as-promised.html

How inner sourcing saved our IT department – https://opensource.com/open-organization/18/1/open-orgs-and-inner-source-it

 

Data Centre and Storage

Preserving Our Future, One Bit at a Time – https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/preserving-future-one-bit-time/

 

Wireless

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3247658/wi-fi/wi-fi-alliance-announces-wpa3-to-secure-modern-networks.html

Cloud Computing

Better cloud management through cloud resource tagging – https://www.infoworld.com/article/3246986/cloud-computing/better-cloud-management-through-cloud-resource-tagging.html

Nasty fall-out from Spectre and Meltdown – http://blog.jospoortvliet.com/2018/01/nasty-fall-out-from-spectre-and-meltdown.html

 

Telecom and Policy

US Senators force vote on Ctrl-Z’ing America’s net neutrality death – http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/08/congress_net_neutrality_vote/

 

Servers and Workstations

How We Stop the 5 Biggest Threats to Computer Hardware – https://www.logicsupply.com/explore/io-hub/how-we-stop-the-5-biggest-threats-to-computer-hardware/