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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 27, 2015 6:24 AM

Luna Authentication and Authorization

Yesterday, my colleague Michael Smith shared a write-up on Akamai's Luna Authentication and Authorization services, telling his Twitter followers: "This will save your life if you are an Akamai customer. Set it up now." It is an important part of what we offer, and a refresher course is appropriate here as well. So here we go:

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 22, 2015 9:30 AM

Coming 1/29: Q4 2014 State of the Internet Security ...

We continue to preview sections of the Q4 State of the Internet - Security Report due out next week. Last week we told you about a DDoS attack from a group claiming to be Lizard Squad and the unintended consequences of many bots, spiders and scrapers. Tuesday, we shared a history of malware evolution. Today, we preview the Attack Metrics/Trends section of the report, and what we see for the future.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 20, 2015 6:18 AM

Malware Evolution: A History

With the Q4 State of the Internet - Security Report due out later this month, we continue to preview sections of it. Last week we told you about a DDoS attack from a group claiming to be Lizard Squad and the unintended consequences of many bots, spiders and scrapers. Today, we preview the evolution of malware -- including the way security researchers label it.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 15, 2015 4:15 PM

The Trouble With Bots, Spiders and Scrapers

With the Q4 State of the Internet - Security Report due out later this month, we continue to preview sections of it. Earlier this week we told you about a DDoS attack from a group claiming to be Lizard Squad. Today we look at how third-party content bots and scrapers are becoming more prevalent as developers seek to gather, store, sort and present a wealth of information available from other

Akamai

Akamai

January 13, 2015 2:00 PM

Open Redirect, XSS and SEO Attacks

A couple of months ago, my colleague Or Katz published an article about an interesting trend that he uncovered, in which Black Hat SEO marketers where abusing Open Redirect vulnerabilities on popular websites to increase the popularity of advertisement sites.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 13, 2015 11:30 AM

TCP Flag DDoS Attack by Lizard Squad Indicates DDoS ...

By PLXsert January 12, 2015 'Twas the season for a not-so-jolly DDoS attack from a group claiming to be Lizard Squad - flinging Christmas tree packets as they are commonly known. Details of the DDoS attack indicate the ongoing development of DDoS attack tools. And while not the largest DDoS attack to date, this TCP flag DDoS attack would hinder or completely clog most corporate infrastructures. One packet exhibited the

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 12, 2015 6:11 AM

ShmooCon Security Conference This Weekend

ShmooCon has always been one of my favorite security conferences. Unfortunately, I can't be there this year. But for those who are going this weekend, here's what to expect.

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 9, 2015 7:08 AM

Akamai InfoSec Staff Among "Top Influencers in Secur ...

Akamai Security Advocate Dave Lewis and I made Tripwire's list of "Top Influencers in Security You Should Follow in 2015." For each security practitioner selected, Tripwire included Twitter handles, blog URLs and reasons for selecting the individuals. Tripwire also asked us what infosec-related superpower we wished to have, in keeping with this year's theme of "InfoSec Avengers."Thanks to Tripwire for including us on the list!

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

January 8, 2015 8:32 AM

Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report: Security Highl ...

This morning Akamai released its State of the Internet Report for the third quarter of 2014. Here are the security highlights: