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Botnets, networks of PCs infected by malware that organizes them into vast computer arrays that could be turned to any purpose, are the nightmare of both web hosting providers and their customers alike. One furt...
Cloud computing and open source software have both been given a synergistic boost with the announcement last week by Amazon of a partnership between its Amazon Web Services branch and the open-source service pro...
US crime-fighting agencies and other global organizations have recently made large-scale arrests of individuals’ accused of engaging in various forms of cyber-crime. The pattern behind these arrests, however, ...
The huge electrical blackout in Boston last week shut down many businesses in the area, but, for those who had planned how to continue operations when disaster strikes, the outage was not very long at all. A sit...
Domain names up for first-time sale have always been obtainable at Internet registrars. But there is also an active market in the sale of domain names that have already been registered. Last Monday, the domain m...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) released a technical guide last week on what to do when a government or law enforcement agency submits legal papers for a domain shutdown or takeov...
A security flaw was exposed last week in Ruby on Rails (RoR), an open source framework for web applications used by several hundred thousand web developers worldwide, in a way that, though successful in bringing...
You would think that a US government agency involved in high-visibility projects would be able to protect its own computer networks from hackers, if only because of the adverse publicity from any successful atta...
Flawed security in the Internet cloud has for the last few years been brought up as the chief reason customers of web hosting providers have not switched over more of their IT operations from on-premises data ce...
Because of several incidents over the last year involving fraudulent SSL certificates issued by Internet Certificate Authorities, researchers have proposed various ways to improve the situation. Though some invo...