XOR DDOS THREAT ADVISORY

By Bill Brenner, Akamai SIRT Senior Tech Writer Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) is tracking XOR DDoS, a Trojan malware attackers are using to hijack Linux machines to include within a botnet for distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaigns. To date, the bandwidth of DDoS attacks coming from the XOR DDoS botnet has ranged from […]

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AKAMAI, IOS 9 AND APP TRANSPORT SECURITY (ATS)

For app developers who use or are looking to use Akamai application acceleration services, we’ve provided the following information to help you understand how our services comply with Apple iOS 9 App Transport Security (ATS) requirements. Helpful Links: Apple release notes ATS requirement details Pre-iOS9 app behavior What is ATS? ATS is one of many new features that […]

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SECURITY KAHUNA PODCAST, SEPT. 2015

In this episode, Bill Brenner, Martin McKeay and Dave Lewis discuss DEF CON 2015 in terms of content and substance. One of the hot-button topics discussed at DEF CON and other security events is the hacking of IOT devices, including smart cars, and the group analyzes the research necessary into possible vulnerabilities. The trio also discusses changes for the State of the […]

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MEET AKAMAI’S SECURITY INTELLIGENCE RESPONSE TEAM

Written by Bill Brenner, senior tech writer in the Akamai SIRT Akamai has officially launched a new Security Intelligence Response Team that combines the resources of Akamai’s CSIRT and Prolexic’s PLXsert teams, further integrating Prolexic and Akamai security research. Akamai SIRT is a dedicated group of cyber threat researchers, analysts and incident responders that monitors malicious cyber threats […]

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REFINING THE STATE OF THE INTERNET REPORT

Over the last several years, many users have adopted mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, as their primary means of accessing the Internet. A number of studies published over the past year illustrate this trend, especially among millennials. In addition, improvements to, and greater deployment of this technology by mobile network providers have led to […]

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THE STEM OF AKAMAI’S SUCCESS

Repost from the co.tribute blog: http://info.cotribute.com/featuredcompanies/akamai * * * * * Akamai Technologies, Inc. is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, and has been since 1998 when it was incorporated by Dr. Tom Leighton and Danny Lewin. The company is a product of the annual MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition of 1997, during which Leighton […]

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RESEARCHING WORDPRESS PLUGIN FLAWS

Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) researchers Larry Cashdollar and Chad Seaman have spent months researching vulnerabilities in plug-ins often used with WordPress. The results of that research are outlined in the Q2 State of the Internet Report, and an excerpt on the section can be found in this Akamai Blog post. In the following post, Larry shares […]

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