Compelling Reasons to Consider IPv6

Here are some compelling reasons to consider using IPv6: More Efficient Routing IPv6 reduces the size of routing tables and makes routing more efficient and hierarchical. IPv6 allows ISPs to aggregate the prefixes of their customers’ networks into a single prefix and announce this one prefix to the IPv6 Internet. In addition, in IPv6 networks, fragmentation is handled by the source device, rather than the router, using a protocol for discovery of the path’s maximum transmission unit (MTU). More Efficient Packet Processing IPv6’s simplified packet header makes packet processing more efficient. Compared with IPv4, IPv6 contains no IP-level checksum, so

Verizon Customer Data was Available for Download by Anyone

As many as 14 million records of subscribers who called Verizon customer services in the past six months were found on an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server controlled by Nice Systems. This data was downloadable by anyone. The security firm UpGuard discovered the data breach and told Verizon. It took over a week before the data was eventually secured. The customer records were contained in log files  generated when Verizon customers called customer service. These interactions are recorded, obtained, and analyzed by Nice. Verizon uses Nice input to verify account holders and to improve customer service. Each record included a

Data Backup

Data backup is one of the most important areas of IT and yet is also one of the most ignored. Backing up means making a copy of your most important files; this can then be used if the original copy is lost. Preferably the second copy should be held at a different location to the original and be kept in a secure environment. Data loss can happen in many ways (Hardware failure, accidental error, theft or natural disasters). Combine this with the fact most people save data to just one place and the growing numbers of computer viruses. This is