Cybersecurity Newsletter, November 23 - 29
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Greetings inside the regular weekly cybersecurity news round-up, covering the articles published between November 23 and 29 of the year 2020!

Fujitsu Develops Virtual Router Acceleration Technology to Deliver Ultra-High-Speed Packet Processing Performance

"An evaluation of the effects of this offloading on a general-purpose server was conducted using this technology, which was deployed on Intel® Stratix® 10 MX FPGA featuring high-speed HBM2(3) memory using Tungsten FabricTM, an exemplary open-source virtual router. Two servers connected with 100Gbps ethernet ran four virtual machines each, and communications were conducted between each virtual machine to test the performance of the virtual routers. The results showed that packet processing performance, which was 13.8Mpps using existing methods, was increased to 250Mpps, or about an 18-fold increase. In addition, the number of CPU cores used was reduced from 13 cores to 1 core."

hCaptcha Is Now the Largest Independent CAPTCHA Service, Runs on 15% Of The Internet

"We are proud to announce that hCaptcha has grown into the largest independent cybersecurity service in the world, running on about 15% of the internet - and we took most of this market share directly from Google reCAPTCHA."

EPIC: Exploring challenges and opportunities in next-generation Internet architectures

"In fact, a BGP-free production network across several ISPs in Europe and Asia today carries production traffic for banks and the Swiss government. SCION and these recent developments provided the motivation to analyse trade-offs, challenges, and opportunities in the forwarding process of such a path-aware Internet architecture in further detail. The results were published recently at the USENIX Security Symposium."

How centralized is DNS traffic becoming?

"Five cloud providers are responsible for third of the DNS queries to two ccTLDs (.nl and .nz).
The providers differ, in some cases significantly, in terms of their adoption and use of DNSSEC, IPv6 and TCP.
The positive side of centralization is that when a provider adopts a privacy-friendly technology, it benefits a large user base."

Thoughts from IETF 109 by Geoff Huston


Introducing another free CA as an alternative to Let's Encrypt

"Let's Encrypt is an amazing organisation doing an amazing thing by providing certificates at scale, for free. The problem though was that they were the only such organisation for a long time, but I'm glad to say that the ecosystem is changing."

Linux Hardware Trends

"A project to identify most popular hardware characteristics and track their change over time based on data collected by Linux users at"

JARM is an active Transport Layer Security (TLS) server fingerprinting tool


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