March 27, 2015  12:13 PM

Cisco’s postal service needs some work

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cisco, Hacking, Hardware, Networking

Cisco has hit on a novel way to stop the US National Security Agency (NSA) from tampering with its networking kit by sending its customer orders to the wrong address.

The shady US surveillance unit was previously accused by notorious whistle blower...

February 1, 2012  10:11 AM

Cisco lags behind in Olympics Wi-Fi training

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cisco, Wi-Fi

With Cisco due to be providing Wi-Fi access for the Olympic and Paralympics Games this summer, it's slightly concerning that the vendor struggled to provide Wi-Fi for the attendees of its very own Cisco Live Europe event this week....

January 21, 2010  10:42 AM

Learning to love Big Brother

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Cisco, deep packet inspection, DPI, Encryption, Juniper, Phorm, Virgin Media

News that Virgin Media was working with Detica on deep packet inspection (DPI) to detect illegal file-sharing on its network struck Downtime as yet another dumb approach to the problem. It will simply encourage net users, especially the bad guys, to use encryption and onion ring networks to...

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