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Belarus becomes first country to make IPv6 mandatory for ISPs

Ex-Soviet state Belarus becomes cryptocurrency powerhouse Europe’s last dictatorship wants to promote itself as a forward-thinking technology-powered nation. Belarus has become the first country in the world to legally mandate support for IPv6 — the latest version of the Internet Protocol, the glue that keeps the whole internet together. Starting ...

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Suspected Commonwealth Games DDoS was only a Fortnite update

One hour before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games was due to start, the network operations team at the event’s network provider, Optus, started seeing massive traffic spikes on their telco network. Here comes the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, they thought, and they had plenty of ...

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