Can Anonymous really pull off a DDOS attack on the whole Internet?

In a word, yes. Which is to say, it’s technically possible, and using software specifically designed to take advantage of a “reflection” flaw in DNS itself. Whether Anonymous actually commands the skill to pull this off is debatable, for the moment. It’s not likely to remain theoretical for much longer, however. Read a discussion of …

Freedom is Layer 2: Mesh networks in Vienna, Athens

They can’t take it away if they don’t control it: Let us never forget that the easily-cowed ISPs of Egypt bent willingly and cut off Internet access during Egypt’s Arab Spring revolution. Fortunately, the heroics of people who brought Internet-in-a-suitcase rigs, the cleverness of dial-up networking to foreign ISPs, and some fascinating cell-phone-buried-on-a-hill tactics got …

A little light reading: the 10 Worst Cyberattacks

Who Is Hacking Us Department: It’s rather a dismaying list: China, China, Russia, Russia, China … Read the whole article at ForeignPolicy.com:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/02/24/shots_fired?page=0,0 And oh yes of course, “the Chinese government denies involvement.”

Linux developers and sysadmins are in huge demand, big raises, bonuses

Department of What Have I Been Telling You: Companies adopting the free, open-source Linux operating system are having trouble finding developers and system administrators skilled in Linux, according to a new survey to be released next week. The tight job market has driven up salaries and bonuses and prompted companies to increase their training and …