The Federal Communications Commission has issued the codified order targeting Net Neutrality. Entitled FCC 15-24*, for GN Docket Number 14-28, In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order. At over *Four hundred pages long*, this document will (likely) become one of the most highly contentious Orders emerging this year (or the weapon of choice for conspiracy theorists due to it's weight*) from the Commission.
Reports of newly discovered targeted attack code harshed our collective holiday mellow late last week, with the notification via the ICS CERT of flaws in the Network Time Protocol (in this case, prior to NTP version 4.2.8). The NTP 4.28 tarball is here, for folks that need to update their NTP deployments.
"NTP users are strongly urged to take immediate action to ensure that their NTP daemon is not susceptible to use in a reflected denial-of-service (DRDoS) attack. Please see the NTP Security Notice for vulnerability and mitigation details, and the Network Time Foundation Blog for more information. (January 2014) " - via NTP.org
Interesting piece scrivened by [IMHO] the Curmudgeon-of -all-things-Macintosh - Kirk McElhearn - writing for MacWorld, detailing is research into methods to speed up your traversal of our beloved inter-webs. In this case, the utilization of Google Inc.'s (NasdaqGS: GOOG) Namebench application is in order (the search leviathans' OpenSource DNS benchmark utility. The resultant data points may spark questions...