BGP and Russian Traffic Going Through Chinese Routers

Russain data traffic has been found to be routed through a Chinese owned router outside of its border, repeatedly. This has been attributed to peering links going wrong in BGP routing protocol. Apparently Vimplecom, a big mobile operator in Russia agreed to direct network connections with China Telekom and the rest is due to problems

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Kryder’s Law, No Longer Valid?

Kryder’s law stated that disk storage will always keep on getting cheaper, meaning that eventually it will be free. However a new take from David Rosenthal ( previously employed by Carnegie-Mellon) finds that the ‘cheapening rate’ is slowing down as storage media is being made to last longer. Image Credits: David Rosenthal

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Some Websites May Still be Vulnerbale to Heartbleed

Many web admins skipped revoking the old SSL certificates before issuing new ones, says researchers from University of Maryland. They were thinking that just reissuing will solve the problem. Meaning that any unrevoked certificated will remain valid for two or more years. Image Credits: Wikimedia

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Cisco Introduces NBase-T Alliance

The companies Cisco, Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx came together to announce the NBase-T Alliance. This is a cooperative industry-wide undertaking to develop technology  and standards that support speeds greater than 1Gbps on existing Category 5e and Category 6 cables. For the future the Alliance aims to deploy 2.5GbE and 5GbE on the same cables, without any

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Open Source SDN OS from ON.Lab

So far SDN deployments have had to rely on proprietary software, but not any more. Open Network Operating System(ONOS) is a complete open source SDN network operating system capable of agile service creation and scalability to match any hardware. ON.Lab was created by researchers from Stanford and University of California Berkeley who were also the

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Wi-FI and BLE Technologies Combined for More Precise Positioning

Location services have become very common in mobile applications. Most devices offer positioning services based on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons (BLE). However Aruba Networks have decided to do one better and combine both Wi-Fi and BLE based location services through their Aruba Mobile Engagement Platform.   The team in charge of development wanted

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Synology Disk Station Manager(DSM) 5.1 Released

On the 6th of November Synology released DSM 5.1, the latest version of their NAS operating system after 6 weeks of beta testing. Alex Wang, CEO of Synology, Inc had this message at release “We want to thank our users from all around the world for their participation and enthusiasm toward DSM and Synology products,

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