A Holistic Approach to DDoS Mitigation and DNS Availability

By Rajoo Nagar (rajoon), Juniper Employee | July 17th, 2014 Today organizations need to be prepared for a number of different types of DDoS attacks on their networks. Today Juniper Networks announced several new enhancements that allows its DDoS Secure solution to help the network better defend itself by using routers as enforcement points.   …

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Microsoft’s Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the ‘right to be forgotten’

By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service | July 16th, 2014 Europe’s top court gave people the right to have links to personal information removed from search listings in Europe. Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling by Europe’s top court. …

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GEO Networks UK Acquires Digital Regions Remaining Fibre Optic Assets

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 16th, 2014 GEO Networks (Zayo Group), a dedicated fibre optic solutions provider for the United Kingdom, has gobbled up around 1,000 miles worth of fibre optic cabling in South Yorkshire (England), which use to belong to the now defunct Digital Region (DRL) broadband network, for an undisclosed sum. …

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Microsoft seeks help in pushing cloud tech

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 16th, 2014 Looks to partners to help convince enterprises to switch from Microsoft software to its cloud services. Microsoft’s renewed push into the cloud computing market, announced this week, doesn’t change the fact that it faces unprecedented competition in a business that’s critical to its future. “This will be …

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AAISP Pledges to Protect UK Users from Government Internet Snoops

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 16th, 2014 As the controversial Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (DRIP) slips its way through the House of Commons and into the House of Lords, the outspoken boss of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has promised to use “all practical legal means” in order …

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Wave of 100Gbps ‘mega’ DDoS attacks hits record level in 2014

By John E Dunn, Techworld | July 16th, 2014 Mega is going giga. Huge DDoS attacks are becoming a regular occurrence with over 100 incidents breaching the psychological 100Gbps barrier that used to be seen as signifying trouble, new figures from Arbor Networks have confirmed. Arbor’s numbers drawn from its Atlas monitoring of traffic through …

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West Berkshire UK Begins BT and BDUK Fibre Broadband Rollout

By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 16th, 2014 The £8.06m Superfast Berkshire project, which is working to deploy BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 91% of local premises by the end of September 2015 (possibly reaching 95% by 2017), has finally begun its roll-out and revealed the first few communities to benefit. …

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Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 16th, 2014 A new communications algorithm and multilayer full-mesh topology promise power savings. Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40 percent without sacrificing performance. The approach centers on using a new communications algorithm that efficiently controls data …

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Microsoft rumored to be buying security firm that publicized Active Directory exploit

By Tim Greene, Network World | July 15th, 2014 Microsoft may buy an Israeli security company that posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a flaw. Microsoft is thinking about buying an Israeli security company that yesterday posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a design flaw. …

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Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | July 15th, 2014 The company apologized for ‘unnecessarily difficult experiences’. Google+ may attract some new — and mysterious — users after Google announced Tuesday it was abolishing its real-names policy for the profiles in the service. Since its inception, Google’s social network has required that people use their …

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NASA: Finding life on other planets is within our grasp

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 15th, 2014 Scientists say we may be closer than most think to finding life beyond our own planet. Many scientists believe we’re not alone in the universe, and NASA researchers say discovering if that’s true is within their reach. NASA held a panel discussion at the space agency’s headquarters …

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U.S. malware share rising, Amazon service No.1 in hosting it

By Ellen Messmer, Network World | July 15th, 2014 Solutionary’s Top 10 list also includes Google and Akamai. In its quarterly report on global malware distribution and threats, security firm Solutionary Tuesday said that 56% of the malware it captured via sensors and other means was hosted in the U.S.– a 12% increase from six …

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