Internet - Infoworld en Widespread Time Warner Cable outage disrupts Internet service <p>An issue with Time Warner Cable's Internet backbone disrupted the company's Internet and on demand services on Wednesday morning, the company said.</p> <p>The disruption started at 4.30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time during routine network maintenance and affected all of the company's Internet service subscribers, said Time Warner Cable spokesman Bobby Amirshahi in an email. He couldn't say what exactly caused the disturbance. The company is still investigating the cause of the problem.</p> Networking Internet Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:58:39 +0000 admin 249234 at How to help block the Comcast/Time Warner merger <p>You have less than 24 hours to tell the policy makers in Washington, D.C., that you want them to stop the anti-consumer, anti-competitive&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable</a>. By Tuesday morning, the FCC will have stopped taking comments and your chance to be heard will be gone but the voices of the lobbyists who spend millions to get their ways will still be ringing loud and clear.</p> The Industry Standard Internet M&A Government Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:44:55 +0000 admin 249087 at Are you experienced? Not for this IT job <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Are you experienced? Not for this IT job" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Your IT Tales Internet IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Network Management Tech Support Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 248704 at FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing <p>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.</p> The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:52:02 +0000 admin 248737 at FCC extends Net neutrality comment period to Sept. 15 <p>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has extended a deadline for comments on its proposed Net neutrality rules to Sept. 15, giving members of the public more time to weigh in on how the government should regulate Web traffic.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:01:31 +0000 admin 248566 at Internet outages expected to abate as routers are modified, rebooted <p>A flood of updates to databases inside Internet routers caused intermittent outages on Wednesday and connectivity issues for companies, but experts expect the long-forecasted hiccup to be resolved soon.</p> <p>Internet traffic is designed to flow in the most efficient way, which means frequent updates to routers that describe how networks should connect. Some routers can only accommodate 512,000 of those updates in memory without further tweaks.</p> Networking Internet Network Router Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:28:07 +0000 admin 248361 at How hackers used Google to steal corporate data <p>A group of innovative hackers used free services from Google and an Internet infrastructure company to disguise data stolen from corporate and government computers, a security firm reported.</p> <p>FireEye discovered the campaign, dubbed Poisoned Hurricane, in March while analyzing traffic originating from systems infected with a remote access tool (RAT) the firm called Kaba, a variant of the better known PlugX.</p> Application Development Data Center Networking Security Google Internet Application Development Data Loss Prevention Hacking Malware Data Center Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 247941 at How Yahoo email encryption could help your business <p>If Yahoo gets it right, then the end-to-end email encryption the Internet company is promising would be a big help to companies concerned with privacy in the use of webmail, experts say.</p> <p>Alex Stamos, chief information security officer for Yahoo, announced last week at Black Hat that the company was developing a browser plug-in for encrypting messages sent from Yahoo Mail.</p> Security Internet Data Loss Prevention Email Software Encryption Internet Privacy Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:02:01 +0000 admin 248171 at Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the U.S. <p>If you want the fastest broadband Internet in the United States, consider moving to Virginia. That's the takeaway from <a href="" target="_blank">a new bit of research</a>&nbsp;from communications firm Broadview Networks, which ranks average broadband speeds for all 50 United States and the District of Colombia.</p> Networking Internet Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 admin 248038 at OpenSSL, critical encryption component, gets nine software fixes <p>Nine software fixes were released Wednesday for OpenSSL, a critical encryption component for exchanging data on the Web, although none of the problems are as severe as the "Heartbleed" issue found in April.</p> <p>All of the issues were reported during June and July by security analysts with software vendors Google, Codenomicon, LogMeIn and NCC Group, according to <a href="" target="_blank">an advisory</a>.</p> Security Internet Encryption Open Source Software Patch Management Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:58:42 +0000 admin 247874 at Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption <p>Websites that aren't encrypting connections with their visitors may get a lower ranking on Google's search engine, a step the company said it is taking to promote better online security practices.</p> <p>The move is designed to spur developers to implement TLS (Transport Layer Security), which uses a digital certificate to encrypt traffic, signified by a padlock in most browsers and "https" at the beginning of a URL.</p> Applications Security Google Internet Encryption Search Engines Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:39:38 +0000 admin 247877 at Google ships 64-bit Chrome for OS X <p>Google has promoted the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to the browser's more stable Beta distribution channel, and boosted Chrome for OS X to 64-bit on the more preliminary Canary and Dev builds.</p> <p>Chrome for Windows 64-bit shifted to Beta on July 30 after about <a href="" target="_blank">two months on the less-polished Canary and Dev lines</a>. Google has touted the 64-bit version as more stable and faster than its 32-bit predecessor, which has been the Chrome standard since its 2008 debut.</p> Applications Google Google Chrome Internet Web Browsers Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:42:38 +0000 admin 247780 at HTTP/2 Web acceleration protocol nears completion <p>When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing at all.</p> <p>The Internet Engineering Task Force is putting the final touches on HTTP/2, the second version of the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP). The working group <a href="" target="_blank">has issued</a> a last call draft, urging interested parties to voice concerns before it becomes a full Internet specification.</p> Application Development Networking Internet Application Development Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:07:33 +0000 admin 247645 at Sneaky broadband data caps imperil the Internet's future <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Sneaky broadband data caps imperil the Internet's future" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: loops7</p> Internet Federal Regulations Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 247492 at SAP ties up with Apigee for API management <p>SAP will resell software from Apigee in a move to help customers and partners build mobile applications, products and services that securely tap data from SAP systems.</p> <p>The deal will result in a product called SAP API Management, a rebadged version of Apigee's Edge platform, which will be available in both on-premises form and on SAP's Hana Cloud Platform, according to an announcement Thursday.</p> Applications Networking Internet Middleware Applications Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:14:11 +0000 admin 247431 at 'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to halt <p>A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.</p> <p>A <a href="" target="_blank">research paper</a> concluded that code used for canvas fingerprinting had been in use earlier this year on 5,000 or so popular websites, unknown to most. Most but not all the sites observed used a content-sharing widget from the company AddThis.</p> Security Internet Internet Privacy Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:42:29 +0000 admin 247011 at Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You love your broadband provider, don't you? Right down to the Netflix slowdowns and inscrutable surcharges. You'd never, ever consider switching to faster, cheaper public broadband run by your local municipality.</p> Networking Internet Government Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246976 at Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say <p>Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers' hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says.</p> <p>Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the U.S. in the 1990s to ban Internet encryption or give the government ways around it, but an even bigger battle over cryptography is brewing now, according to Sascha Meinrath, director of X-Lab, a digital civil-rights think tank launched earlier this year. One of the most contested issues in that battle will be Net neutrality, Meinrath said.</p> Networking Security The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Encryption Internet Privacy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:08:00 +0000 admin 246574 at Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes <p>Mozilla has released an updated version of its JPEG compression tool that shaves down file sizes by 5 percent, a small figure but one that is significant for image-intensive Web services such as Facebook.</p> Applications Mozilla Internet Applications Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:36:06 +0000 admin 246349 at Black Tuesday patch KB 2962872 crashes InstallShield, causes slowdowns <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Black Tuesday patch KB 2962872 crashes InstallShield, causes slowdowns" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Although Microsoft hasn't yet acknowledged it, Flexerasoft -- the company that makes InstallShield -- has <a href=" Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Internet Microsoft Windows Application Security Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:35:06 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246112 at