It's a good day when law enforcement, working with industry partners like Google, Symantec and White Ops dismantle a massive operation designed to steal advertising revenue.
Imagine the internet with no botnets. That's the ambitious vision, with more regulations holding more organizations accountable for botnet activities on their networks, as laid out in a Council on Foreign Relations paper.
Cloudflare has been working with the likes of Google, Mozilla, Fastly and Apple to make it harder for ISPs and other network operators from being able to see what sites users are visiting. Cloudflare has rolled out ESNI on its systems to see how well the experimental technical specification works to hide user activity online.
The Internet relies on BGP, but the protocol doesn't have any security protections to prevent route hijacking. NIST's draft paper outlines techniques for securing BGP for a safer Internet.
Recent changes by Google to Google App Engine and Amazon to Amazon CloudFront has shut down domain fronting. App developers will have to consider other options if they want to disguise their app’s network traffic to evade network blocks and government censors.