It used to be you knew you could trust a Web site when your Web browser securely connects to it with a valid HTTPS connection. Now, that's trust has been shaken.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
Many popular Web sites, such as the Coca-Cola, UPS, and the Register, had their Web addresses hijacked over the weekend by a Turkish hacker.
Internet Explorer is still the number one Web browser, but Chrome is continuing to grow at both it and Firefox's expense.
On September 11, 2001, I was already working with ZDNet. Here's a version of the story I filed that day on what was happening and how the Internet helped me, and millions of others cope with it.
Sorry folks, but tablets, as neat as they are, aren't going to replace low-end laptops and that means the Chromebook still has a future.
As the Internet becomes more of a media delivery system, Google, OpenDNS and Content Delivery Networks have joined forces to improve Internet video's Domain Name System speed.
Firefox 6 is better than the Firefox 5 Web browser. That's the good news. As for the rest, well I'm not impressed.
Worried about people grabbing your Twitter password out of the air? You should be. Twitter is finally addressing the problem.
This isn't rocket science. There are three simple things that Google could do to make its Google Plus social network a lot friendlier for everyone.
Want to move your datacenter to the Internet of the 21st century with IPv6? Hurricane Electric is ready to help.
Sick of passwords you can't remember? Not sure you trust password managers? A cartoon has some good advice for you.
Recent studies show that, depending on your ISP, your search engine questions may be being deliberately collected and redirected by a third-party company.
The Internet of 1991 was text-based, used almost entirely by techies, and looked nothing like what you think of as the Internet. The Web changed all of that.
I like Google+ a lot. But, it's having major teething problems. Unless you're ready to deal with those, I'd avoid this social network for now.
Google is taking its Voice over Internet Protocol service around the world and getting ready to square off with Skype.