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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

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Salesforce takes the multi-signer DNSSEC ball and runs with it
Friday, 16 August 2019 09:31

A plan to expand the current DNSSEC security protocol to cover multiple DNS platforms has received the backing of Salesforce, with a first proof-of-concept implementation of the approach announced on Thursday.

Engineers from the CRM monster, and traffic management company NS1, claim to have a working REST API that allows them to pull in multiple public keys from different DNS providers and then sign and publish their own DNS records.

In other words, they have figured out a way to extend the somewhat rigid DNSSEC protocol to work more flexibly, and in particular to work with modern traffic management approaches

Cisco axes hundreds, shares tumble amid China cut-off – but we're winning the trade war, right? So much winning
Friday, 16 August 2019 04:56

Cisco has laid off 500 programmers in its home state of California amid disappointing financial results and a sagging share price.

The cuts were disclosed in paperwork filed this month to the US state's Employment Development Department – a legal requirement for companies over a certain size getting rid of employees – and show that Cisco shed 397 jobs at its corporate headquarters in San Jose, and another 91 at its satellite office in nearby Milpitas, at the end of July. The layoffs are permanent, the filing [PDF] states.

The telecoms equipment giant employs roughly 15,000 employees in the San

Virtually all polled enterprises say they'll use SD-WAN in next two years. Do you know what it is? Let us fill you in
Friday, 16 August 2019 04:00

Backgrounder Businesses relying on hybrid clouds need to be especially mindful of how they protect the sensitive data that flows between their on- and off-premises systems. Employees can be anywhere, using multiple devices (sometimes simultaneously) and any type of network (including public Wi-Fi) to access cloud services, all of which need to be secured against malware, unauthorized access and eavesdropping.

Virtual private networks (VPNs) have traditionally handled the protection of data in transit, particularly on the wide area network (WAN) links that most enterprises use to provide employees with access to the web and other corporate sites and resources.


We're not going Huawei even if you ban our 5G kit, Chinese firm tells UK
Friday, 16 August 2019 02:36

Huawei has reportedly boasted that it will continue investing in the UK even if the British government U-turns on allowing the Chinese company to supply critical 5G mobile network equipment.

Speaking to Sky News, Victor Zhang, Huawei president of global government affairs, said the business will still flog its wares to Britons and their businesses alike even if mobile networks are prevented from buying Huawei-made 5G base station gear.

"Whatever happens on the political side will not impact Huawei's decision in the UK," Zhang told the broadcaster .

Referring to ongoing American allegations against his company, he said: "I believe

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