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Canadian Govt attacked by foreign hackers – IPs traced to China

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr Canada has been the target of a cyberattack that could have given highly sensitive federal information to foreign nationals and has taken off two key financial departments of the Internet since early January, according to CBC News. The attack, first detected in early January, has resulted in both the Finance Department and Treasury Board in order to prevent any more information stolen from their networks, with the counter-espionage […]

Feature: Are Australian ISPs ready for IPv6?

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Oh no. The Internet is running of addresses! What shall we do!? Is this the end of the world!? Calm down, it isn’t the end of the world, it just happens to be a technical inconvenience as we already have a solution to fix the very problem called IPv6. But there’s already another problem: it hasn’t been readily deployed. As we face the last remaining blocks and addresses available on […]

IPv4 reaches exhaustion phase, Asia Pacific to recieve last two IP blocks

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It’s official. IPv4 is nearing the end of its address range after APNIC, who handles the Asia Pacific region’s IPv4 addresses (such as Australia’s IP address range), received the last two available IP blocks were allocated to them. The blocks (also known as /8 blocks) contain the ranges of 39.x.x.x and 106.x.x.x. This will then trigger IANA’s Exhaustion Policy, with the final five blocks of IPv4 addresses will then be […]

Organs status sent to cellphones wirelessly

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A Dutch research facility has found a way to send organ status updates with a new wireless technology called a Body Area Network (BAN) so that they can be forwarded to doctors via a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Yes, this means that your liver is getting its own IP address – not that IP addresses are scarce. IMEC, the organisation, has used its own ultra-low-powered electrocardiogram sensors to perform the […]

China going to be out of internet addresses soon?

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China may soon run out of internet IPv4 addresses, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre. They say that under the current allocation speed, they have only 830 days left until they have no more addresses if no action is taken by then – meaning anyone thinking of getting on to the internet 27 months (or 2 years and 3 months) later will not get any internet access. However, […]

AT&T says internet to reach full capacity by 2010

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In less than two years, the current network architecture that makes up the Internet may reach its limits in 2010; according to the U.S telecommunications giant, AT&T. Speaking at the Westminster eForum in London; Jim Cicconi, the vice president of legislative affairs at AT&T, warned that the current systems will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content that is being constantly uploaded to […]