Posts tagged ‘security’

Hackers vs. “The Media”

April 8, 2016 12:28 pm

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This article was written by Benjamin Brown for Akamai. We’re used to hearing about cyber attacks against financial institutions and retailers. But another industry faces a growing threat:...

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Analysis of Black Friday Data Reveals Shift in Attack Vectors

December 8, 2014 12:08 am

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Akamai can see and analyze enormous amounts of attack data during events such as Black Friday. This year they tracked requests coming into dozens of online retailers over 24 hour...

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Attackers Use DNS Flooder Tool to Amplify DDoS Impact

November 13, 2014 5:57 am

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Akamai’s Security Engineering and Research Team issued an advisory this morning warning of a new technique bad actors are using to launch DNS amplification attacks. Amplification attacks generate...

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Five Excellent Security Articles

November 6, 2014 10:31 am

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Articles I’m reading include such topics as the mounting cost of social engineering, the Mayhem Botnet’s exploitation of Shellshock, and some tips for better security in the healthcare...

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Video: TLS/SSL – The evolving TLS standard, new ciphers and more

November 3, 2014 8:14 pm

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Akamai Chief Security Architect Brian Sniffen reviews the evolution of TLS/SSL during a presentation at Akamai Edge 2014. Following the Heartbleed vulnerability, attention turned to TLS, the fundamental...

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Advanced Persistant Threats are are out there. Beware.

October 31, 2014 6:46 am

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It’s 9pm and Sarah, a systems administrator at a Fortune 1000 company, is working late again. But, tonight is a bit different than her typical stay-late-to-catch-up routine. She...

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Akamai Security State of the Internet

October 23, 2014 5:28 am

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Today Akamai launched an all-security edition of the ‘State of the Internet report’. State of the Internet also has its own website now, where readers can delve into Akamai’s threat...

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Spike DDoS Toolkit upgraded today to a high security risk

September 24, 2014 8:04 am

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  White Hat Synopsis of the Spike DDoS Toolkit and why you must take care.   “In 2014, Akamai has observed a trend in new distributed denial of...

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How to watch streaming video with some expectation of privacy: Proxy your IP address and protect your online identity. Here’s how:

June 30, 2013 9:44 am

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SafeIP for Windows computers (Mac alternative below) : Why would you want anyone to know where you are while watching streaming media? CDNs, ISPs, work firewalls can restrict...

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