Jim

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Get Rid Of Your Verizon Fios Router

It’s no secret that the Verizon supplied router and wireless access point has limited capabilities.  When I first got Verizon Fios at home, the router was free.  Now they make you pay for it. Even if you put your own router at the head of your network, you still need […]

WPA2 Wireless Security Has Been Compromised

The exploit, known as “KRACK” for Key Reinstallation Attack, represents a complete breakdown of the WPA2 protocol. An attacker could decrypt network traffic, hijack connections, and inject content into the traffic stream. Almost every wireless-enabled device is at risk of attack. As a result, every vulnerable device will need a […]

Comcast Mangles FTP Traffic To Some Hosts

We recently ran into a problem where a customer became unable to access the FTP site of a partner. They had been accessing this FTP site regularly for years. About two weeks ago, it abruptly stopped working. When connecting via any FTP client in either Active and Passive modes, they […]

SourceForge Internet Speed Test

Most everyone has tried the flash based SpeakEasy Internet Speed Test. Recently, SourceForge introduced a HTML5 speed test that doest not require Flash or Java. It works on all devices including tablets and smart phones without needing to install an App. You can try it here: https://sourceforge.net/speedtest/. The image below […]