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Google gooses Chrome with network speed-boost idea: 'QUIC'

Trying to cut Net communication delays, Google has begun testing a new technology called QUIC that seeks to marry security, reliability, and performance.

By June 27, 2013


How the Spamhaus DDoS attack could have been prevented

Internet engineers have known for at least 13 years how to stop major distributed denial of service attacks. But thanks to a combination of economics and inertia, attacks continue. Here's why.

By March 29, 2013


UPnP networking flaw puts millions of PCs at risk

Security researchers say that the danger stems from widely used technology found in routers and other standard networking equipment.

By January 29, 2013


WikiLeaks endures a lengthy DDoS attack

Under a barrage of more than 10GB per second in a DDoS attack, the document-leaking organization's Web site has been either inoperable or sluggish since the beginning of the month.

By August 13, 2012


Ustream outage due to DDoS aimed at citizen journalist

Hackers target streaming of anti-Putin protests with attack, Ustream says.

By May 9, 2012


Microsoft patches critical Windows bug, but not Duqu flaw

Software giant prioritizes update that closes hole in TCP/IP stack in Windows 7, Vista, and Server 2008.

By November 8, 2011


Chrome extension enables remote computer control

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop extension lets a person with one machine running Chrome control another such machine. It should help make Chromebooks easier to manage.

By October 8, 2011


Common TCP/UDP ports used by Apple programs and services

As with any network and internet-capable computing system, many of Apple's services and programs require access to the internet and/or local network using TCP and UDP ports to function properly. When ports are blocked for a given service, applications

By June 3, 2009


New MacBook Pros having issues with iTunes Home Sharing

Despite Home Sharing's more prominent role in Apple's iOS and iTunes, some users who purchased the newest line of MacBook Pros aren't thrilled with the feature.

By March 17, 2011


CES: BitTorrent plans torrenting ecosystem, hardware partnerships

BitTorrent wants to change how people manage their torrents, and is hoping to do it with hardware partnerships and a revamped software approach announced at this year's CES.

By January 7, 2011