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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

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

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

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

August 31, 2015 6:01 AM

Teens Busted for Exploiting Lizard Squad Attack Tool

In January, we told you about Lizard Squad, an attack group that ruined Christmas for a lot of Sony Playstation and Xbox users by launching DDoSes against those gaming networks. The authorities have been chasing them down since then, and this month six teens were arrested for using Lizard Squad's signature Lizard Stresser DDoS attack tool.

Akamai

Akamai

August 31, 2015 1:51 AM

Accuracy

There can sometimes be a fine line between suspicion and guilt. Determining malicious or "good" activity can be a challenging task in today's cyber world full of hidden and dark secrets. A system based on accuracy and thorough analysis of all evidence will lead to the true malicious actor. Consider a popular way to illegally extract money from someone's bank account for example. The malicious actor has created a

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

August 27, 2015 11:37 AM

Akamai Assists ISPs in Providing a Family-Friendly I ...

Family and Internet safety advocates have lobbied long and hard to government regulators and Internet service and content providers for stronger measures and controls over the types of content viewable by children when online. And based on recent reports, some ISPs have responded in a favorable way, by implementing services that place automatic blocks on "high risk" websites including those that feature nudity or sexual content or are related

Akamai

Akamai

August 25, 2015 3:00 PM

Summertime and the Living is Not So Easy - Holiday R ...

It's summertime! While most people are relaxing at the beach or enjoying a BBQ, here at Akamai we've already shifted sights towards the winter to provide relief for retailers by ensuring they have fast, reliable and secure e-commerce sites in time for the holidays. The holiday season, after all, is just around the corner. Here are four key ways we are helping retailers convert more shoppers into buyers while

Akamai

Akamai

August 21, 2015 12:20 PM

How Can You Trust a Website?

During an early summer morning on August 1982, in the brightly lit hallway of a non-descript academic building on the campus of University of California Berkeley, two scientists who were working on what the world will later know as the Internet, had a brief but very important conversation:"How can we trust ARPANET?""Because you can trust your colleagues."