Article: The centralised nature of our internet makes outages like Fastly’s inevitable

Cloud, Data, Decentralized Internet

The centralised nature of our internet makes outages like Fastly’s inevitable

While Fastly’s outage is a wake up call for its customers, who will be doing back-of-the-envelope calculations to work out their losses during the downtime, there’s no obvious solution, warns Kevin Curran, Professor of Cyber Security at Ulster University and senior member of technical professional organisation IEEE.

While Sir Tim is busy dedicating his time to building a newly-decentralised version of the internet via his web platform Solid, until the public grasps how important that data is and mounts a full backlash against the ways in which tech giants abuse it, the ways in which the internet operates is unlikely to change, Prof Curran adds. Hospitals and banks and airlines and power grids and other major infrastructure systems need to ensure they have sufficient extra security layers and protocols in place for when people make configuration changes and to crucially, to learn from their mistakes, he says. “At the end of the day, the five giants rule the internet. But the internet really can be brought down by one person making a mistake.”

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Article: Decentralized Video Streaming

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Decentralized Video Streaming

With the drive for the decentralization of information gaining momentum in preparation for Web 3.0content delivery networks (CDNs) are expected to be able to provide reliable decentralized data services soon. Video streaming is one of the key sectors set to undergo a major transformation to keep up with changing viewer habits and user demands in this age of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Viewers want more control over the displayed content, publishers want a bigger cut from advertisers, and advertisers want to reach real users and overcome ad fraud.

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Article: How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Cyber-Security, Software

How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Nowadays, the term DDoS probably raises the heart rate of most webmasters. Though many don’t know exactly what a DDoS attack is, they do know the effect: an extremely sluggish or shut-down website.

In this article, we’ll focus on how to know if your website is under attack and how to protect it.

Hopefully, we can help you handle DDoS attacks without having a full blown meltdown.

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