Akamai moves further towards the edge with Gecko
Akamai's Generalized Edge Compute (Gecko) initiative brings new cloud computing capabilities to the edge network.
Gecko is designed to deploy generalized computing power on Akamai's global edge network. It should move heavier workloads, normally confined to centralized data centres, to the edge ... Read more
Akamai tackles dangerous scraper bots with Content Protector
Akamai recently introduced the Content Protector tool. With it, websites can be protected from scraper bots that are not only a nuisance, but threaten security too.
Akamai believes that scraper bots are an important part of the e-commerce system. They search for new content, flag products in com... Read more
Linux IoT devices vulnerable to self-spreading botnet
Linux devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to NoaBot. This botnet is linked to crypto-mining activities and is another form of the previously known botnet Mirai. What sets NoaBot apart is its ability to duplicate itself, and that is also where its greatest danger lies.
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Hackers can expand Mirai botnet by at least 7,000 devices
Hackers exploit two zero-day vulnerabilities to connect routers and surveillance cameras to a botnet. They then deploy the botnet for DDoS attacks. At least 7,000 devices are vulnerable.
Researchers at Akamai tracked down the zero-day vulnerabilities and warned of the danger in a blog on Tuesda... Read more
Hotel industry faces large-scale phishing attack
The hotel industry has been facing a major global advanced phishing attack since June. This is a two-step attack that uses vulnerabilities in DNS protocols.
According to researchers at Akamai, a large advanced phishing attack has been underway since June that specifically targets the hotel indus... Read more
Akamai addresses API cyber threat with new solution
Akamai is coming out with a new solution for API security. The company promises to use the tool to monitor API activity and detect suspicious signals.
API security has needed to improve for ages: it's an enormously varied branch, with both legacy and newer cloud applications communicating back a... Read more
Akamai continues work on Connected Cloud with French data center
Content delivery giant Akamai is building more infrastructure for its own Connected Cloud. In addition to data centers in the U.S. and India, a new facility is coming to France.
For content delivery to work optimally, the greatest possible global coverage is vital. Akamai uses its own cloud infr... Read more
Akamai acquires data storage startup Ondat
Akamai is further expanding its Kubernetes technology with the acquisition of data storage startup Ondat.
The acquisition, financial details of which were not disclosed, gives Akamai a data storage platform focused on the Kubernetes container orchestration platform. With the Ondat data storage p... Read more
Akamai Connected Cloud should bring applications closer to end users
Akamai recently presented its Akamai Connected Cloud platform. This global distributed edge and cloud platform should bring applications closer to end users. It provides the necessary functionality and connectivity to do so.
With the introduction of this new platform, which could be seen as its ... Read more
Akamai and Macrometa partner to create an edge cloud ‘super platform’
The partnership aims to create a single platform for enterprise developers.
Akamai Technologies and Macrometa announced that they have struck a partnership to develop an Edge Cloud "super platform".
Akamai actually led the funding round in Macrometa, a company that calls itself the "first-of-... Read more