Over the last few years, networks have begun the shift from the five decade old IPv4 architecture to the newer IPv6 system. While the number of addresses available to IPv4 was massive at the time, the new system will provide so many addresses that it’s possible to assign a unique address to every atom on…
This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how any the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the face of increasingly sophisticated hacks.