Items tagged with HTTP

At the behest of President Obama, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott yesterday issued Memorandum M-15-13 calling for the provision of government service for all Federal websites via HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).  The HTTPS standard was described by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a "great first step", this despite it being written off as a "top-down solution" by a database administrator for NASA.  Memorandum M-15-13 explicitly states that "All browsing activity should be considered private and sensitive." It also provides guidance to... Read more...
Orbit Downloader is a nifty tool. It’s a web browser file downloading add-on, and it lets users more easily manage their downloaded files, download embedded videos, speed up downloads, and more. Unfortunately, it’s also apparently now an effective tool for delivering Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The ESET security folks discovered an extra component in the Orbit Downloader code (specifically, “orbitdm.exe”) that sends an HTTP GET request to an Orbit server, and the server spits back two URLs. One points to a version of a Win32 PE DLL file that the software... Read more...
Google's efforts to improve Internet efficiency through the development of the SPDY (pronounced "speedy") protocol got a major boost today when the chairman of the HTTP Working Group (HTTPbis), Mark Nottingham, called for it to be included in the HTTP 2.0 standard. SPDY is a protocol that's already used to a certain degree online; formal incorporation into the next-generation standard would improve its chances of being generally adopted. SPDY's goal is to reduce web page load times through the use of header compression, packet prioritization, and multiplexing (meaning combining multiple requests... Read more...
We probably all remember the days when a little program called Kazaa became super popular thanks to its keen ability to find music, movies, and other plunder. In fact, Internet traffic was governed by P2P for four years. However, this year HTTP traffic took the lead and has ended the P2P dominance over Internet traffic. The circle graph in the picture shows HTTP in blue and P2P in red. "Ellacoya Networks, makers of deep packet inspection gear for carriers, has pulled together some statistics on one million broadband users in North America, and its findings show that HTTP traffic accounts for... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that wonderful time again :) If your checking in for the first time today, Marco has reviewed the Sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL, so make sure to check it out. Well, I'm going to check out the review for the Corsair XMS4400 with a CAS of 2.5, dream about money I don't have, and then get a coffee. Adios! Corsair XMS4400 CAS 2.5 Review @ Club Overclocker "Corsair has been in the memory market for some years now, and their memory is getting better and better. Their memory has been a favorite on the enthusiasts market for quite a while. Today we are looking at their newest DDR... Read more...