Firesheep has people in a panic because it makes it easy to grab useful information when you're using public Wi-Fi. Big deal. You could always do that. The real worry is that businesses' Wi-Fi networks were, and are, often just as vulnerable.
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).
Wi-Fi Direct will let you connect devices at 250Mbps, but why bother when you probably already have an 802.11n network?
What's program is the single largest consumer of Internet bandwidth today in the U.S.? Believe it or not, it's Netflix.
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is finally being rolled out by major ISPs like Comcast, so it's high time to start using it.
Windows 7 does a decent, but not perfect job, of supporting IPv6. Here's how to get it to do better.
The government has started work on a real life version of Minority Report, where you can be arrested for crimes you might do.
Ready or not, you're going to need to use both IPv6 and IPv4 on your corporate intranet and to connect to the Internet for years to come. Here are some ways to do it.
Netgear has wanted to get into the video-extender business for years, without any real success, now, with Roku they may be on their way.
We don't know the details yet, but it looks like Xmarks has found a buyer so the popular Web browser bookmark service and utility will live on.
Google TV, Apple TV and Roku's real enemy are not each other, but the fact that there's not enough Internet broadband to go around.
Isn't it time to stop letting malware-infected PCs on the Internet? The answer is in Network Access Control.
I get it. No one wants to change their fundamental network infrastructure, but there are reasons for switching to IPv6 besides simple necessity.
Naïve network users still think that NAT can save them from the need to switch to IPv6. Sorry, NAT is a band-aid on a spurting artery.
Xmarks, the popular Web browser bookmark service and utility, may yet live, if you're willing to pay for the service. I've already signed up.
Yes, we certainly should be switching over to IPv6, but the Federal government calling for it now is a case of too little, too late.