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November 30, 2015 10:38 AM

Cyber Monday: DDoS vs. Flash Mob

Today is Cyber Monday, which is historically the day when many retailers encourage online holiday shopping. Online retailers may see large spikes in traffic to their sites. It is possible that some may interpret these spikes as a DDoS, but in reality it may be what we refer to as a "flash mob". A flash mob is a large amount of legitimate traffic being sent to a specific site. One

Akamai

Akamai

November 24, 2015 11:05 AM

2015 Holiday Shopping Predictions for Retailers

We're gearing up for some of the busiest days of the holiday season and that means we're starting to make some predictions around consumer shopping behavior and what retailers can expect to see this year. Last year around this same time, we saw an early start to the shopping season, evidenced by an uptick in activity starting as early as Nov. 2. The latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker supports

Akamai

Akamai

November 20, 2015 11:30 AM

Web security and #HolidayReadiness: Prepare for the ...

Being truly 'ready' for the holidays means different things to different people and organizations. For consumers, it is getting your house decorated, shopping done and enjoying time with both family and friends. For online retailers, it is finalizing deals, ensuring your website can handle the substantial increase in inbound traffic and of course, the elephant in the metaphorical room, web security and its importance in maintaining a positive brand reputation.

Viktoriya Reyzelman

Viktoriya Reyzelman

November 18, 2015 11:30 AM

Protect Your Site From Hacking and Fraud During the ...

"The threat posed by distributed DoS [DDoS] and web application attacks continues to grow each quarter," said John Summers, vice president for Akamai's cloud security business sector. Malicious actors are continually changing the game by switching tactics, seeking out new vulnerabilities and even bringing back old techniques that were considered outdated.The traffic on the Internet increased during the 2014 holiday season, so did the number of all types of attack

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

November 18, 2015 6:00 AM

Java Deserialization CVE-2015-4852 on Akamai

By Clark Shishido, Akamai SIRT Security Response EngineerApplications written in Java commonly use a call-in function from a widely deployed library to decode data passed between computers. The call is java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject from Apache commons-collection. An attacker can append arbitrary data to a base64 encoded serial data stream, which will then be deserialized when the data is read into a Java application. By appending malicious payloads to the stream, the attacker can

Akamai

Akamai

November 17, 2015 5:01 PM

Surviving The Switch from SHA-1 to SHA-2

By Meg Grady-Troia and Bill BrennerAs we move toward 2016, browser developers have moved to retire the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm in favor of SHA-2. Browsers are beginning to show warnings or errors for HTTPS connections made to servers presenting certificate chains signed using SHA-1.Companies like Google, Mozilla, Microsoft and the CAB/Browser Forum have released their own descriptions of how they're managing the process. This post describes the Akamai-compatible workflow

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

November 16, 2015 6:00 AM

The Rising Risk of Electronic Medical Records

By Bill Brenner, Akamai SIRT Senior Tech WriterAkamai's Security Intelligence Research Team (SIRT) released a new whitepaper this morning about the rising risks medical organizations face as they become increasingly dependent on digitized record keeping.The use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and a more digitally integrated medical records system is no longer science fiction, and the task of securing sensitive medical data is a daunting challenge. The threat landscape continues

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

November 12, 2015 6:30 AM

Akamai's Fast DNS Infrastructure battles Xor Botnet

By Bill Brenner, Akamai SIRT Senior Tech WriterXor, a Trojan malware attackers are using to hijack Linux machines to include within a botnet for distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaigns, appears to be behind an Oct. 13 attack against a customer using Akamai's FastDNS infrastructure.

Akamai

Akamai

November 11, 2015 1:30 PM

A Better Internet for Business and the New Enterpris ...

It has been a busy week for Akamai and the Cloud Networking team.  In addition to launching our Cloud Networking solution category, we completed Edge, our annual customer conference, acquired Bloxx, a Secure Web Gateway company, and Orange Business Services and Deutsche Telekom announced that they selected Akamai Cloud Networking to power their business grade Internet solutions. So what does this mean for our customers?