Tom Foremski at Silicon Valley Watcher:
"Hey, send me that link!" You'll hear that phrase everywhere and in every language around the world. The hyperlink is as core part of our global culture as it is core to the Internet itself.Previously on DNS:
It's how we share photos, videos and pay our bills; it's how billions of dollars in e-commerce are transacted daily; it's our most fundamental and foundational Internet technology.
Yet the hyperlink -- this blue-underlined iconic symbol of the Internet -- is under threat as criminal organizations and secret foreign government agencies step up attacks on Domain Name System (DNS) servers to hijack traffic, inject spyware into corporate networks and dupe consumers into exposing private financial data.
Domain Name System (DNS) servers power every hyperlink. They rapidly translate the text of a dotcom address into numbers that can then pinpoint the root server and map the precise locations of every every web page, every image, video, file -- no matter where it is worldwide.
Good DNS services speed up web sites, balance traffic loads and protect against a wide spectrum of cyber threats. Bad DNS makes sites slow and unstable and makes it easy for criminals to change the address of links on a web page to their malware....MORE, including why it matters.
Uh Oh: Internet Security Pro Hit By Botnet Made Of Internet-of-Things Connected Cameras
This is very bad....
Details Emerge On The Big Internet-of-Things Hack: This Is Just Sick
The Dyn Blog Post On Taking Down The Internet: As With Humor, Timing Is Everything
Yes, their analysis of Distributed Denial of Service attacks using the Internet of Things (the attacks on Krebs) was posted less than 24 hours before they themselves were attacked....
"This Is Probably Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today [Update: It’s Happening Again]"
On the other hand, from Dilbert.com:
And many more, use the 'Search blog' box or just enjoy my frustration back in 2009:
I tried sending this link to a friend who can't pull it up. When she tries the link she gets "Database Error: Unable to connect to your database. Your database appears to be turned off or the database connection settings in your config file are not correct...." I'll just copy it out and get back to the other Aryans in the next post.
My smartest tech guy, Siva, (a streetwise Hindu boy, Caltech postdoc) starts talking DNS; SQL or some such.
I thought Sanskrit was a litugical language....
And so concerned reader understands the Aryan reference: it wasn't Aryan nation or Nazis or somesuch, it was the residual effects of the post immediately preceding my frustration:From Grist:
The Congressional Budget Office is back in the news, after director Doug Elmendorf testified before Congress about the economic impacts of clean energy legislation....
"Ja, ja, So Your U.S. Market is Up a Bit, Ever Hear of Berlin, 1923?"