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Paul Merrell

Russia gears up to build its own 'independent internet' | The Times of Israel - 0 views

  • The Russian government is reportedly considering building an “independent internet infrastructure” that it can use as an alternative to the global Domain Name System, or DNS system. Last month, Russia’s Security Council asked the government to start building a backup DNS system citing “the increased capabilities of Western nations to conduct offensive operations.”
  • However, some defense experts say the move could “have more to do with Moscow’s own plans for offensive cyber operations,” according to the Defense One website. The alternative DNS would also serve the so-called BRIC nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — and would operate independently of international organizations.
  • Russian president Vladimir Putin set a deadline of August 2018 to complete the infrastructure.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Someone Just Tried to Take Down Internet's Backbone with 5 Million Queries/Sec - The Ha... - 0 views

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    "Someone just DDoSed one of the most critical organs of the Internet anatomy - The Internet's DNS Root Servers. Early last week, a flood of as many as 5 Million queries per second hit many of the Internet's DNS (Domain Name System) Root Servers that act as the authoritative reference for mapping domain names to IP addresses and are a total of 13 in numbers."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Cómo evitar la ley Sinde, y cómo se bloquearán las páginas de descargas - 0 views

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    [La aprobada Ley Sinde ya hace temblar a muchos de los españoles que utilizan la red, ya sea como webmasters de páginas de descargas, o como usuarios de esas mismas páginas, que dejarán de poder disfrutar de estas. Y es que la amenaza del cierre ya vuela sobre las webs, pudiendo tomar efecto en cualquier momento. Por ello, los chicos de haktivistas.com se han puesto manos a la obra para elaborar el Manual de desobediencia a la Ley Sinde que explica qué métodos se podrán utilizar para cerrar las webs de descargas, y qué medidas pueden tomar los webmasters y los usuarios para evitar los contratiempos que podría traerles la aplicación de la nueva ley. ...]
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