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September 2012 Archives

Martin McKeay

Martin McKeay

September 27, 2012 3:46 PM

Take a Byte out of CRIME

On September 21, 2012 at the 8th annual Ekoparty Security Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, security researchers Juliano Rizzon and Thai Duong released their latest SSL vulnerability and the accompanying attack tool. Called CRIME (Compression Ratio Info-leak Made Easy), their tool exploits a weakness in the compression algorithm used by encryption protocols SSL/TLS and SPDY.  Similar to the tool the pair released in 2011, BEAST, CRIME is a client-side attack

Akamai

Akamai

September 26, 2012 11:58 AM

What's the situation - and why is it important to we ...

It wasn't too long ago that going on the web meant you were sitting at a desk, with a computer sporting a fixed-line connection. For companies doing business online, there were distinctly fewer variables that impacted web site performance and the user experience.Fast forward just a few years and the world has radically changed. Mainstream use of Wi-Fi, cellular, smartphones, tablets and connected devices such as TVs and game consoles

Akamai

Akamai

September 14, 2012 10:00 AM

Web performance: Why one size doesn't fit all

When considering web performance, it's tempting to think that the user experience on any given site or application will be fairly consistent. The reality? Performance is impacted by different variables and ensuring that all users have the best possible experience requires hard work. For example, a desktop machine running IE 9 over a cable connection will offer a different user experience compared to a Macbook running Safari through public Wi-Fi,

Akamai

Akamai

September 13, 2012 2:18 PM

The Simplicity Mantra at IBC

Online video was clearly "top of mind" at this year's IBC, and it was fascinating to hear from a variety of companies across the broadcast spectrum and learn more about their video delivery, monitoring, and monetization needs.If I could put my finger on one major topic I heard over and over again at this year's IBC Conference, it's simplicity. Companies want simplicity across the board ­- whatever it takes to

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

September 7, 2012 8:49 AM

Akamai Security Takes Center Stage at Finovate

We have all heard about banking web sites being attacked and taken down by hackers, and a few of us (myself included) have seen our banking sites temporarily wiped off the Internet by attacks.  But have you ever seen an actual DDoS attack launched against a bank's web site?  Well here is your chance. Next week, Akamai will be demoing its Kona Site Defender web security solutions at the Finovate

Akamai

Akamai

September 5, 2012 9:02 AM

The Sun Rises on Sola Media Solutions

Just in time for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Akamai earlier today introduced Sola Media Solutions. A comprehensive set of cloud based, integrated services, Sola Media is designed to meet the increasing audience demand for content that is available when and where viewers want it, on a wide variety of devices, and with the highest quality possible. Put simply, Sola Media is all about giving our customers an easy and