Networks Communications


'Janitor satellite' would clean up space junk

The Swiss Space Center's CleanSpace One project aims to help sweep the orbital paths of dangerous debris, but let's hope it's not one piece at a time.

Tripp Lite KVM

This KVM will die before giving up your secrets

The Tripp Lite B002-DUA4 is a highly secure keyboard, video, mouse switch that will fit in with any security plan.

Can spectrum auction prevent the looming bandwidth deficit?

The plan to auction broadcast spectrum for wireless Internet use benefits just about everyone, but broadcasters might not want to give up their licenses.

Feds try to buy more time for DNSChanger cleanup

Petition asks court for an extension so computers still infected with the malware aren't effectively cut off from the Internet March 8.

How to secure your 'Ethernet port in the parking lot'

NIST provides recommendations for improving the security configuration and monitoring of 802.11 WiFi networks.

Army's mobile comm system gains field experience before NIE

The Army's WIN-T program is using recent exercises in New Mexico to ready itself for a major evaluation this spring.

IPv6 networks face aggressive attacks for first time

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, cyberattacks are now targeting IPv6 networks more intensely, although the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

Two states climb aboard new, 100-gigabit fast train

Indiana and Ohio have announced links from academic research networks to the high-speed prototype network being built out by Internet2 with the Energy Department.

FCC spectrum auction to fund long-sought public safety network

A congressional compromise allowing the auction to fund the payroll tax cut and extended unemployment benefits also will pave the way for a national wireless network for emergency responders.

The riskiest cities for cyber crime: Where does yours rank?

Norton and Sperling's BestPlaces list the U.S. cities with the highest online risk factors, which seem to boil down to using the Internet.

GSA buying plan aims to make it easier for agencies to go mobile

A pending GSA purchasing plan also is designed to make it less costly for federal agencies to get wireless services and devices.

Will patent ruling in Microsoft's favor spell the end for Android?

A court's "initial determination" on patent misuse against Barnes & Noble could further Microsoft's campaign against the Android operating system and, ultimately, Google, if it sticks.

Was technology's future written in 1960s TV shows?

In the '60s, TV shows let fly with high-tech gadgets and Space Age technologies. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic space flight, we ask: Which had the best idea of things to come?

Mobile malware is on the march, and Android is target No. 1

The amount of malware for Android increased from 400 samples in June to more than 13,000 in December, a study by Juniper Networks found.

Google closes in on Motorola Mobility acquisition

Both companies have been playing a part in the military's move toward smart phones.