Tag: Heartbleed bug

2015: The year the Internet crashes Hard?

Broadband, Business
2014 saw the largest Internet network attacks of all time, fundamental network programs cracked like eggs, and user IDs and passwords leaked everywhere. It will only get worse. An Internet joke that goes back at least to the early 1980s consists entirely of the phrase: “Imminent Death of the Net Predicted!” Every year, even more often than you’d hear “This will be the year of the Linux desktop!” someone would predict that the Internet was going to go to hell in a handbasket — and nothing happened. This year it’s my turn, but I fear I’m going to be proved right. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols Reports Here’s why. Take a good look at what happened to the Internet in 2014. In February we saw the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of all time. It hit a high of 400 gigab