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Hongliang Liu

Hongliang Liu

September 30, 2015 1:58 PM

Ghosts Haunt Internet II: Android Malware

<p>Android fans were probably chuckling over the XcodeGhost malware news - hackers don't often penetrate Apple's defenses. This provoked the Nominum, now part of Akamai, Data Science team to take a look at what's happening with malware targeting Android. Common wisdom is Android is exposed because there's less rigor in the development and supply chain, and third-party app stores with no protections are popular. Determined hackers can allegedly subvert defenses

Margaret Kuchler

Margaret Kuchler

September 30, 2015 1:30 PM

Akamai at Velocity New York - See You at Kiosk #22!

We're counting down the days to Velocity New York (October 12-14) where Akamai will join web performance and DevOps experts from some of the most innovative companies in the world. Come by kiosk #22 to see the Akamai team and get a preview version of our upcoming High Performance Images O'Reilly book or see how we can help your site achieve peak performance.

Chirag Kalra

Chirag Kalra

September 30, 2015 10:00 AM

#HolidayReadiness: 100 days to #HolidayShopping2015, ...

The calendar may read September but for the retail industry, it's time to start preparing for holiday season, as traffic volumes to their websites and apps will start to increase. While increase in traffic volumes can certainly correlate to positive impact in sales, surges in activity can also result in downtime, if retailers are not ready for it.

PJ Joseph

PJ Joseph

September 29, 2015 5:00 PM

Bringing the Akamai CDN to Microsoft Azure Customers

While this year's Super Bowl XLIX pitted two powerhouse teams from Seattle and Boston squarely against one another, behind the scenes two other notable Seattle and Boston organizations worked closely to help ensure viewers could enjoy the game live online. The Super Bowl is just one of many of the major online events upon which 0 0 1 26 150 Akamai Technologies 1 1 175 14.0 Normal 0 false false

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

September 29, 2015 6:00 AM

XOR DDoS Threat Advisory

By Bill Brenner, Akamai SIRT Senior Tech WriterAkamai'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 a few gigabits per second (Gbps) to 150+ Gbps. The gaming sector is the primary

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 25, 2015 6:07 AM

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 notesATS requirement detailsPre-iOS9 app behavior

Akamai

Akamai

September 24, 2015 8:54 AM

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 Internet Security Report, beginning in Q3 2015, including reorganization

Hongliang Liu

Hongliang Liu

September 23, 2015 1:27 PM

XCodeGhost Haunts the 'Net

The DNS offers visibility into many kinds of Internet trends including various security threats. We've reported extensively on DNS DDoS and Nominum, now part of Akamai, Data Science also tracks botnet activity. In this case queries for Command and Control (C&C) domains for the recently disclosed XcodeGhost malware were observed in September. Infected development tools were reported to have been used for the popular iOS app WeChat.

Akamai

Akamai

September 23, 2015 9:14 AM

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 mobile connection speeds that rival fixed broadband connections in some geographies. LTE-Advanced, which is

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

September 23, 2015 6:48 AM

Meet Akamai's Security Intelligence Response Team

Written by Bill Brenner, senior tech writer in the Akamai SIRTAkamai 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 globally and analyzes these attacks using proprietary techniques and equipment. Through research, digital forensics, real

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

September 22, 2015 2:10 PM

Webinar: Threats to Success in the Gaming Industry

We have a great webinar coming up on Sept 29th at 2pm EST - Threats to Success in the Gaming Industry. We'll be exploring gaming business challenges; this video tells you a bit more about our upcoming session. I hope you'll join us. Learn more and register to attend at: www.akamai.com/gamingwebinarNelson Rodriguez is Senior Marketing Manger for Games at Akamai. 

Noelle Faris

Noelle Faris

September 22, 2015 10:11 AM

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 and Lewin realized the potential in the Internet content delivery market and development efforts began in earnest

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 21, 2015 9:26 AM

Edge 2015: Security Threat Landscape - A Year in rev ...

A quick scheduling note ahead of Akamai Edge 2015: I'll be moderating a panel with fellow Akamai security researchers about the various trends we've been tracking in the last 12 months. If you're at Edge, please join us.Security Threat Landscape - A Year in review Description: The more you know about the security threat landscape and the mindset of malicious attackers, the stronger your cloud security strategy defense can be.

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

September 17, 2015 9:16 AM

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 some tips for researching Wordpress plug-ins.***By Larry Cashdollar, Senior Security Intelligence Response

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

September 16, 2015 10:23 AM

Recap of "The Banker: Top 1000 World Banks 2015"

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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 11, 2015 9:02 AM

9-11 Anniversary: Danny Lewin's Life and Legacy

Today is the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. To mark the occasion, I'd like to share this post from 2013, in which Akamai CEO Tom Leighton and CSO Andy Ellis share memories of co-founder Danny Lewin -- including his tragic death aboard American Airlines Flight 11 that tragic day. They shed more light into Akamai's actions that day, which kept the Internet running in the face of

Akamai

Akamai

September 8, 2015 9:54 AM

What should you expect this holiday season? #Holiday ...

With the continued growth in online commerce, one of the best ways to anticipate and prepare for the coming holiday season is to look back on what happened in 2014. A recent report from NRF captured data from 2014 holiday activities in North America. At a high level, the report found that consumers are more confident in the economy - leading to a likely increase in spending. "...Confidence is

Akamai

Akamai

September 4, 2015 9:26 AM

Mentoring with Girls Who Code

This summer was an educational summer for me. When I saw that Akamai was hosting a Girls Who Code session this summer, I couldn't have been more excited to contribute to the program. I volunteered as a mentor for the summer, but I would be mentoring in a way I never had before. I've spent a summer teaching middle school students about Newtonian mechanics and how to program in

Akamai

Akamai

September 3, 2015 3:35 PM

Tips for Stress Testing - Make Sure You Are Prepared ...

Peak traffic from flash sales or new product launches can be problematic for many retailers during the holidays. With holiday season sales representing 25-35 percent of revenue for many retailers, getting your site prepared for peak can significantly affect your holiday revenue. A website's ability to deliver a great customer experience during peak can hinges on three key areas - infrastructure, application code and CDN configuration. Though the holidays

Akamai

Akamai

September 3, 2015 7:13 AM

Akamai Edge Healthcare Forum: Join the Conversation

No Matter How Different the Underlying Business Issues, Many of the Challenges are "Identical".  Here's an example of a typical networking conversation you'll encounter at Akamai Edge Healthcare Forum  Learn more about Edge and register here.Ginny Carpenter is the manager of industry marketing for healthcare at Akamai.

Desmond Tam

Desmond Tam

September 2, 2015 9:14 AM

Descriptive Statistics for #WebPerf

Stats. How geeky. And boring. I hardly remember anything from basic elementary math, let alone anything to do with statistical analysis at a college / university level. But it turns out that statistics can be incredibly useful in describing what's happening across a population, such as when you use Real User Monitoring (RUM) to get performance metrics (such as load times) across your user base. Why is this important?

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 2, 2015 7:06 AM

Akamai at Cloud Partners Conference

Scheduling note: I'll be moderating a keynote panel at the Cloud Partners Conference in Boston Wednesday, Sept. 16. The conference is Sept. 16-18 at the Hynes Convention Center.Panel details:Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Topic: Cloud Risk: Hype Vs. RealityDescription: We'll discuss security best practices in the cloud and hear what is and isn't working for different companies. The ultimate lesson: Cloud security is attainable.Moderator: Bill Brenner, Senior Tech Writer, Akamai Security

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

September 1, 2015 12:00 PM

Akamai Edge 2015 Cloud Security Track

Next month, I'll be at the Akamai Edge customer conference. It's a terrific opportunity to meet face-to-face with a lot of our customers and get their feedback on what's working for them and what we can improve upon. A robust Web Security track of talks is planned, and I'll be blogging about it. The security track will run each day of Edge. Here's a tentative look at some of the discussions we have

Akamai

Akamai

September 1, 2015 7:13 AM

Akamai Edge Healthcare Forum: Network with Your Pee ...

"If you want to go somewhere, it's best to find someone who has already been there." The ability to network with your peers in the healthcare industry is one of the #1 benefits of attending Akamai Edge Healthcare Forum.  Learn more about Edge and register here.Ginny Carpenter is the manager of industry marketing for healthcare at Akamai.