McAfee Labs today released the
McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2013,
which reported a significant spike in instances of the
Koobface social networking worm and a dramatic increase in spam.
McAfee Labs also saw continued increases in the number and
complexity of targeted threats, including information-gathering
Trojans and threats targeting systems’ master boot records (MBRs).
McAfee Labs found almost three times as many samples of Koobface as
were seen in Continue reading →
In the current
Internet routing and addressing architecture, the IP address is used as a single namespace that simultaneously
expresses two functions about a device: its identity and how it is attached to the network. One very visible and
detrimental result of this single namespace is manifested in the rapid growth of the Internet’s DFZ (default-free zone)
as a consequence of multi-homing, traffic engineering (TE), non-aggregatable address allocations, and business events
such as mergers and acquisitions.
LISP changes this by separating IP addresses into two new namespaces: Endpoint Idenfitiers (EIDs), which are assigned
to end-hosts, and Routing Locators (RLOCs), which are assigned to devices (primarily routers) that make up the global
So Lee used that to load-balance facebook,
which you can try out here:
If I understood him, he said his group of network engineers
did all this without needing to involve software development,
because facebook is still “a small, scrappy company” that permits
and encourages such things.