Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on DYN, a DNS Service Provider
services from DYN were attacked causing outages
of major Internet services for good portions of a day during October. Here is Dyn's own
of the outage. Dyn is a reputable company that has made it's mark recently by providing enterprise type DNS services described in a previous
I wrote published in Sandhill.com.
DDOS attacks are hard to prevent and resolve and attacks like this on core infrastructure services can cause major outages. Unfortunately, I'm sure we'll see more of them.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Fires
Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones from Samsung have been
in the news
recently including the reported fires from phones that were supposed to have the problem fixed. Samsung then
removed the phone from the market
and reported significantly
impacted Q3 earnings
. A technical explanation of the
with lithium ion batteries is available here from Battery University a good source of
general technical information
on different types of batteries.
Lithium ion batteries have had past problems with fires and explosions and those kinds of risks are a challenge with any energy source
I imagine that we will see more of these types of problems with electronic devices and of course electric cars.
Yahoo Data Breach
In September Yahoo
one of the largest data breaches that has ever been reported which affected at least 500 million accounts. This of course is not the only recent news about emails. The
publication of Colin Powell's emails
, one of which contained Salesforce's board presentation on M&A plans and targets, received recent news coverage along with various political stories about email hacking.
Although email has never been a particularly secure communication method the recent hacking and publication of large quantities of email is truly alarming.