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On the anniversary of the first email transmission, we look at how email has evolved over the years, and how to keep it as an essential tool going forward, despite the growing and increasingly sophisticated dangers of e-mail-based malware and other email-borne threats. What some consider to be the first email – the first electronic message sent between two computers – was transmitted on this day exactly 47 years ago, on October 29, 1969. The exchange, from a computer at UCLA to one at Stanford Research Institute, took place over the... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  Oct 28, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Last week, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) released a critical update to its popular software, BIND. BIND is almost everywhere on the Internet, acting as a DNS name server. DNS is a network service used to translate human-readable domain names to numeric identifiers called IP addresses and vice-versa. The update was in response to a recently discovered DoS vulnerability (CVE-2015-5477), which can be exploited to take down the vulnerable BIND server remotely. ISC released an urgent patch for this vulnerability due to its severity. Only... [Read More]
by RSS Dehui Yin  |  Aug 12, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research