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Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 18, 2020 9:00 AM

It's universal: We all love to exchange gifts. Singl ...

There is scientific evidence that humans secrete "feel good" chemicals in their brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, while giving. So it's no wonder that many of us look forward to the holidays. Online mobile shopping trends for Singles' Day and Diwali certainly confirm that. Sadly, cybercriminals also mark their calendars.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 17, 2020 9:00 AM

Online Shoppers Undeterred by COVID as Holiday Shopp ...

Akamai-Commissioned Survey Hints at Significant Business Consequences If Online Retail Experiences Do Not Meet Consumer Expectations Holiday shoppers are overcoming worries and restrictions and easily adapting to new shopping norms as the COVID-19 pandemic has invaded our lives and made us overwhelmingly dependent on online and mobile activity. According to an Akamai-commissioned survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers conducted between October 31 and November 2, 2020, 73% of shoppers

Gal Meiri

Gal Meiri

November 10, 2020 12:00 PM

A new skimmer uses WebSockets and a fake credit card ...

A new skimmer attack was discovered this week, targeting various online e-commerce sites built with different frameworks. As of the writing of this blog post, the attack is still active and exfiltrating data.

Hitoshi Kaneko

Hitoshi Kaneko

November 10, 2020 9:00 AM

Visualize Visitor Prioritization in Real Time with m ...

COVID-19 is changing our behavior as we try to avoid person-to-person contact. For example, according to the Google Mobility Report, September 2020 shows an average 23% drop in retail and recreation activity and a 22% drop in workplace traffic in Tokyo compared to a baseline average before COVID-19 -- a significant shift even though the state of emergency was lifted by the Japanese government on May 25, 2020.

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

November 6, 2020 10:45 AM

Preparing for Holiday Traffic During COVID-19

We are headed into an unprecedented holiday season as COVID-19 continues to impact the world. For many, this means changing traditions and celebrating without family nearby. For Akamai, it means preparing to support our customers in a holiday commerce season of opportunities and challenges like nothing before.

Ashitha Bhanu

Ashitha Bhanu

October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

How the Crypto Challenge as Action Helped a Major Ai ...

Challenges of Bot Detection: Keeping Defenses High Without Triggering False Positives Identifying bots is important and complicated work. Keeping up with ever-changing bot technologies and attack strategies requires deep knowledge and continuous threat research. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic -- already threatening to throw everything off track -- hasn't made it any easier. Consumers are changing their online behavior in radical ways, and cybercriminals are paying attention. Bot attacks

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

October 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Is Black Friday a Thing of the Past? Not for Mobile

I recently ordered a new Weber grill from The Home Depot. When it was delivered, I discovered it was the floor model, and it wasn't the perfect grill I had anticipated. I called the local store, and -- long story short -- my friends at The Home Depot gave me a significant discount for not letting me know ahead of time that it was the only one left and they

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

October 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Platform Update Highlights for eCommerce

Akamai's October Platform Update offers a ton of new features for our customers across all industries. But if you're an online retailer, you should really be paying attention to improvements to EdgeWorkers and Image & Video Manager, which provide expanded capabilities for creating new microservices and managing video and image delivery at the edge.

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

October 14, 2020 5:00 PM

Akamai Drives New Standards and Enhances Authoritati ...

For more than 20 years, Akamai's customers have trusted our global edge platform to deliver their content, secure their web applications, and accelerate end-user experiences. As the basis for our mapping functions, Akamai DNS has always been essential to the reliability and performance of our platform and our services, and our popular authoritative DNS services -- Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management (GTM) -- are a direct result of the