Akamai Service Disruption Takes Down Major Websites

Some of the biggest websites on the internet were down, thanks to a service disruption at Akamai Technologies.

Cloudflare, Apple and Fastly Create Improved, Private DNS

Engineers from Cloudflare, Apple and Fastly have worked together to create an improved DNS protocol that protects user privacy.

Comcast Joins Mozilla’s Secure Browsing Initiative

Comcast has become the first ISP to join Mozilla’s initiative and “provide Firefox users with private and secure encrypted Domain Name System (DNS) services through Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Program.”

Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged…

U.S. Government To Give Up Control Of IANA

Since 1997, the U.S. Department of Commerce has overseen ICANN and the Internet Assigned Numbers Association through its National Telecommunications and Information Administration. While the non-profit has thrived underneath U.S. oversight, some, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, argue that it needs…

ICANN Introduces The First Four New gTLDs

Over the last two years, the internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has been trying to introduce new generic Top-Level Domains to the Internet. The process was initially wracked by technical issues, but everyone from Apple to Google were…

Does Your Internet Seem Slower Today? It Might Be Due To A Massive Cyberattack

The most popular form of cyberattack anymore is the Distributed Denial of Service attack. These DDoS attacks rarely affect anyone outside of those attempting to access the attacked Web site, but a recent DDoS attack is proving to have widespread…

Google Wants to Save Users From DNSChanger Malware

It has been widely reported that the FBI and Internet Systems Consortium have been keeping formerly rogue DNS servers running to ensure internet access for millions of computer users who have been infected with malware that changed their DNS server.…

The Anti-SOPA System Administrator’s Todo List

Todo lists are a great way to plan ahead for the day’s events. It gives an idea of how to divvy up your time. What, however, would such a list look like for a systems administrator who is firmly against…

Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet

Anonymous just keeps on making grander threats, but they have finally made the greatest threat possible – shutting down the entire Internet. In a pastebin post that we won’t link to for obvious reasons, a member of Anonymous posted a…