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Holiday Traffic Report, HPACK Feature Of HTTP/2 And More in This Weeks News

December 6, 2016 Published in: Analytics,CDN,eCommerce,Internet,News,Security Author: Luka Labrovic

Customers wrap up their holiday shopping during Walmart's Black Friday events on Thursday November 27, 2014 in Bentonville, Ark. Deep savings continue at Walmart Friday though Cyber Monday as part of five days of events in stores and online. (Photo by Gunnar Rathbun/Invision for Walmart/AP Images)

Real-time insights on holiday traffic Fastly, given they provide CDN services to a lot of businesses, has an unique view of real-time aggregated traffic patterns on the web. This past week, they’ve decided to share these insights in a detailed article. Fact of the matter is that 30% of annual retails sales happen between Black Friday […]

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Web Performance Best Practices – Obsolete vs Evergreen

December 1, 2016 Published in: Internet,Mobile,Website Speed Author: Luka Labrovic

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When users visit a website they expect immediate access to its features and content. Page load time has also become an important metric as the more it takes for the page to load the more it’s likely for the user to have a negative experience, making it less likely to complete the expected action (conversion). […]

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Why You Need SSL and Why You Need It Now? (Google Will Love You More)

November 23, 2016 Published in: CDN,Domains,eCommerce,Internet,Security Author: Goran Čandrlić

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Google takes web security standards very seriously and are looking to make the Internet a “safe place”. Accordingly, they offered a slight boost in ranking for SSL and HTTPS secured websites. However, things are soon going to change as from 2017 Google announced that their search engine algorithm will begin penalizing sites without SSL certificates. SSL […]

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Bad Bots Are Getting Smarter, Overview of The Current DDoS Landscape And More in This Weeks News

November 21, 2016 Published in: Internet,News,Security Author: Luka Labrovic

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Bots are becoming more humanlike With new technologies, bots will soon be able to act more like humans than humans themselves. According to various reports, bot operators control a percentage of PCs around the world and users are unaware of it. In the US, one estimate was 6%. When bot operators have access to a PC, […]

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Banks Are Under Attack, Traffic Insights From The Election Day And More in This Weeks News

November 14, 2016 Published in: CDN,Internet,News,Security,Website Speed Author: Luka Labrovic

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Banks in the UK & Russia are under attack & the TrickBot Trojan Starting with the Tesco bank in the UK, where the entire savings accounts of 20,000 customers have been wiped out by the attackers, you can already see where this news update is going. They’re still investigating the incident and have promised that appropriate […]

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10Tbps DDoS Attacks Are Coming, How to Prepare for The Leap Second And More in This Weeks News

November 7, 2016 Published in: CDN,Internet,News,Security Author: Goran Čandrlić

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DDoS attacks of unseen volume are arriving in 4 months The latest DDoS attack against Dyn has had serious consequences, and was only 1.2Tbps in volume. According to several sources, this is just the tip of the iceberg because the attack was launched by amateurs. So what happens when well-funded and sophisticated attackers launch an attack […]

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DDoS Mitigation Is Becoming a High Volume Low Margin Business, How Fastly A/B Tests at The Edge And More in This Weeks News

October 31, 2016 Published in: CDN,Internet,News,Security Author: Goran Čandrlić

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High volume, low margin means domination for giants like Akamai Right now, as Bizety clearly states, Akamai has the biggest market opportunity ever in the DDoS Mitigation service industry. Reason for this is that DDoS mitigation is splitting up into two market segments – one segment being protection from large scale DDoS attacks and the […]

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Zero Day Security Vulnerabilities Explained

October 27, 2016 Published in: Domains,Internet,Mobile,Security Author: Goran Čandrlić

Zero Day DDoS Attack

There are endless security risks in the Tech world of today: cars are being hacked, IoT is used in DDoS attacks and ransom Malwares are holding hostage computers. But perhaps one of the most concerning threat out there is the Zero-Day Attack. Tweet this: Zero-Day Attack: Attack that targets a previously unknown vulnerability A Zero-Day […]

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Mirai Botnet vs Dyn – The Attack that Brought Down Half of US Internet

October 27, 2016 Published in: Cloud,DNS,Internet,Security Author: Goran Čandrlić

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One of the fastest growing segments in the IT world is definitely the DDoS sector. As we mentioned in a recent article (The DDoS of The Year!), in 2016 we witnessed a huge rise in number of infected devices as well as the sheer amount of traffic they generate as a botnet. And numbers don’t […]

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Dyn Goes Down For Less Than a Dollar, How Does The CDN Ecosystem Look Like And More in This Weeks News

October 24, 2016 Published in: CDN,Internet,News,Security,Streaming Author: Goran Čandrlić

A giant node of organized network cables

The East Coast internet outage – what happened? This past Friday, October 21st Dyn sustained a massive DDoS attack against their Managed DNS infrastructure which took down the entire east coast with them. Sites like Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and many more were completely shut off from the east coast users. The irony behind the situation, as […]

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