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Akamai InfoSec

August 10, 2016 6:50 PM

Vulnerability in the Linux kernel's tcp stack implem ...

Akamai is aware of a vulnerability, announced at the USENIX Security conference on Aug 10, 2016, which describes a vulnerability in the Linux kernel's tcp stack implementation (kernel versions 3.6 to 4.6). At a high-level, a patient adversary can leverage rate-limited challenge ACK's on a non-secure tcp connection to conduct a hijacking attack.

Or Katz

Or Katz

August 8, 2016 1:45 PM

A Year Later, Clearly "Blackhat SEO" is still Workin ...

A year ago Akamai's Threat Research Team exposed a "Blackhat Search Engine Optimization (SEO)" attack campaign. The goal of the campaign was to manipulate search engines rankings and grow visibility for a web site that allows users to share their cheating and infidelity stories.

Akamai

Akamai

July 27, 2016 10:23 AM

American Banker's CyberSec 2016 Conference - That's ...

Last week, American Banker hosted its brand new conference, Cybersec 2016 in Midtown Manhattan. Penny Crosman (@pennycrosman), Editor at Large, American Banker, did a great job as chair of the event and brought together thoughtful presenters and panelists. There were great insights from leaders in the industry from BBVA, Bank of the West, USAA, Mastercard, U.S. Bank, and many others. It was a fantastic day of information sharing - exactly

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

July 22, 2016 10:30 AM

Akamai SIRT details a timeline of DDoS campaigns aga ...

Akamai SIRT has published a new case study detailing a series of DDoS attack campaigns against the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) network. So far in 2016, MIT has received more than 35 DDoS campaigns against several different targets which have been mitigated by at least one of our cloud solutions. The new case study authored by Wilber Mejia outlining the DDoS campaigns and attack methods utilized can be downloaded

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

July 18, 2016 12:12 PM

Akamai Mitigates httpoxy Vulnerability

Dominic Scheirlinck and the httpoxy disclosure team disclosed a vulnerability on Monday, July 18th that affects many PHP and CGI web-apps. Many origin web applications (particularly PHP and CGI applications) unsafely trust the "HTTP_PROXY" environment variable when generating forward requests. The CGI spec (which PHP also follows) calls for the incoming header to be converted to an environment variable before executing the cgi application. The conversion specifies that "HTTP_" be

Akamai

Akamai

July 13, 2016 2:48 PM

See You at American Banker's CyberSec 2016 Conferenc ...

I am excited to attend American Banker's new conference, Cybersec 2016 in NYC on July 19. This is a new conference for American Banker and it is bringing together some great speakers from USAA, Bank of the West, BBVA and many other innovative financial institutions. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Frank Abagnale speak - I really enjoyed his book "Catch Me if You Can"!

Akamai

Akamai

July 5, 2016 10:19 AM

Are bots muddying your marketing analytics?

In short, most likely. Bots have become a hot topic with many retailers lately as security has become a higher priority. Malicious bots can be part of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack or efforts to extract valuable customer data, or both.

Miguel Serrano

Miguel Serrano

June 23, 2016 11:15 AM

How real can fiction become?

It is interesting to see how fiction can affect our judgement or, at least, our opinions. Below, what you have is an excerpt (the first chapter) of a draft of a novel that I have come across and made me think a lot. Bear with me: read this entire article and then come back to this post. If nothing else, you may enjoy 4 minutes of literature.

Akamai

Akamai

June 15, 2016 10:35 AM

Machine Learning - The new bicycle of the mind

I was on a flight to Brazil last night to kick off a week of meetings with partners and customers in Latin America. During the eight-and-a-half-hour flight from Atlanta, I got an opportunity to watch a few movies I've been meaning to catch up on, and on the top of the list was Steve Jobs. There's a scene near the end of the movie where Steve is trying to recruit