Can a script kiddie pwn your SD-WAN? Better check the config, friend

Unpatched, outdated software abounds, say researchers
Russian researchers armed with Shodan and Censys have identified nearly 5,000 SD-WANs with vulnerable management interfaces.…

Huawei pleads with FCC to overturn US ban, says it’s ‘anticompetitive’

While Japan mulls own action against Chinese comms giant
Huawei has pleaded with the US Federal Communications Commission to come to its rescue in the ongoing debate over whether its kit can compromise national security.…

No D’oh! DNS-over-HTTPS passes Mozilla performance test

Privacy-protecting domain name system standard closer
As the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) secured domain querying draft creeps towards standardisation, Mozilla has run a test to see if applying encryption brings too heavy a performance penalty.…

Fear mongers forced to eat shorts over spam swamping claims

GDPR and no Whois hasn’t caused catastrophy
When new European privacy legislation forced internet registries and registrars to withhold the ownership details of internet domain names, a number of groups – including intellectual property lawyers and cyb…

UK.gov flings £95bn at public sector superfast broadband rollouts

Local council or NHS? Step right this way. Not you, SMEs
The UK’s Ministry of Fun is still trying to give away piles of cash to companies tempted to install superfast broadband, with £95m up for grabs from last autumn’s commitment to splurge £195m.…

Cisco Meraki kills the dongle star, adds SD-WAN to branch and teleworker kit

Docking stations were a pain, because people trip on cables
Sometimes it’s the little things that count: in prepping a refresh of its branch and home office networking kit, one of the things Cisco Meraki paid attention to was getting rid of docking sta…

Juniper prepping for a 400 Gbps Ethernet world

Interview: EVP Manoj Leelanivas talks to El Reg
With vendors gearing up for the transition from 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps Ethernet in bit-barns, The Register’s networking desk spoke to Juniper Networks’ Manoj Leelanivas about to expect.…

We’ve found another problem with IPv6: It’s sparked a punch-up between top networks

Peering rows lead to traffic turbulence – report
Analysis We’ve discovered another reason why IPv6 is, right now, a poor substitute to IPv4: fisticuffs have broken out over the protocol on the internet’s trunk roads, causing traffic jams.…

We’ve found another problem with IPv6: It’s sparked a punch-up between top networks

Peering rows lead to traffic turbulence – report
Analysis We’ve discovered another reason why IPv6 is, right mow, a poor substitute to IPv4: fisticuffs have broken out over the protocol on the internet’s trunk roads, causing traffic jams.…