REPORT: State of the Union for Ecommerce Web Performance [Spring 2014]

A typical leading ecommerce website takes longer to render than it did just three months ago, top sites are slower than the rest of the pack, and sites that use a content delivery network (CDN) are slower than sites that do not. These are just a few of the findings detailed in our most recent quarterly research into the performance of the top 500 retail sites.

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Coming to InfoSecurity in London? Join my seminar “The Art of Cyber War”

Recent vulnerabilities (Heartbleed) and attack scenarios are driving a paradigm change in the security industry. It is obvious that single point solutions will not protect anymore against todays types of attacks or future attacks.

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7 Mobile Web Performance Myths Debunked

There are a handful of assumptions that frequently come up when we read and talk about mobile performance. Today, I want to review the most common myths, discuss why they persist, and explain why they are incorrect.

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Heartbleed Bug: A Deeper Dive on What You Should Do

What exactly is the Heartbleed vulnerability?

On April 7, 2014, the OpenSSL community announced that it found a critical vulnerability in the TLS Heartbeat protocol. The nature of such an attack is very similar to a buffer overflow attack, where a remote attacker can exploit the protocol by sending a malformed “heartbeat” request with a payload size bigger than the actual request. In response, the vulnerable server would return a heartbeat response that contains a memory block of up to 64KB in the payload. This memory block can potentially reveal confidential information, including SSL private keys, user passwords and more. The researchers that found this vulnerability have put together an informative micro site that explains all of this.

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The End of Windows XP

Windows XP support has ended and there will be no more patches.

This ongoing news story has repeatedly stressed that millions of computers that run the operating system Windows XP will no longer receive automatic security updates or protection against new viruses. This means that the 12 year-old system could leave behind security holes for users who haven’t upgraded.

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Heartbleed Bug: Three steps on what to do next

As you’ve most likely heard, a very serious threat called CVE-2014-0160, commonly referred to as “Heartbleed” has been threatening the ultra-popular open-source OpenSSL package. Heartbleed is unique in the collateral damage it can create.

Heartbleed exposes the ugly side of open-source security components: In past events, where such Earth-shaking vulnerabilities were found, there was a vendor that would pay for the collateral damages that the vulnerability created. Who would pay for the collateral damages of this open-source vulnerability? It is likely be the users that are using OpenSSL.

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Beating the Commoditization Curve

Many Colocation, Hosting, and Cloud Providers include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as part of their base offering. These Providers are under increasing pressure to deliver this basic service with high quality at the lowest possible price – while still maintaining reasonable margins for their business.

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Are You Covered? Here’s a DDoS Checklist to Help You Find Out

Every day at Radware we have customers and prospects asking us about the key determinants in sourcing and testing a DDoS protection service.

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