Email is a lot like Winston Churchill said about democracy: It’s the worst form of communication except for all the others that have been tried. Cloudflare posted an excellent history of email. It’s interesting that they start with the Unix command write instead of the more well worn start with ARPANET. From there it goes through […]
Troy Hunt put together a piece outlining some more subdued thoughts on the Cloudflare security bug. It certainly doesn’t underplay the severity, but also avoids sensationalism. It’s a great piece to put the security concerns into perspective, and actually looks at the risk it truly poses.
Mark Henderson, a site engineer for Stack Overflow, walks through how the site picked their DNS provider. The site previously bounced between on-premises BIND servers and DNS services offered through Cloudflare. In light of the Dyn DDoS attack, the site wanted more robust protection from a future outage.
David Meyer of GigaOM comments: The burgeoning internet of things is a great idea but it won’t really take off without some serious breakthroughs in security, said Dan Kaufman, director of the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), at our Structure conference in San Francisco on Thursday. Kaufman, who was […]