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MIT selling 8 million coveted IPv4 addresses; Amazon a buyer

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By Paul McNamara

MIT is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses – an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. While details of the sale have not been made public, at least some of those addresses have already been transferred to Amazon.

MIT says it will use the proceeds of the sale to finance its own IPv6 network upgrades and “support activities focused on the future of the Internet and the global cyber-infrastructure.”

From an announcement by Next Generation MITnet.

Fourteen million of these IPv4 addresses have not been used, and we have concluded that at least eight million are excess and can be sold without impacting our current or future needs, up to the point when IPv6 becomes universal and address scarcity is no longer an issue. The Institute holds a block of 20 times 10^30 (20 nonillion) IPv6 addresses.

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MIT selling 8 million coveted IPv4 addresses; Amazon a buyer

By Paul McNamara

MIT is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses – an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. While details of the sale have not been made public, at least some of those addresses have already been transferred to Amazon.

MIT says it will use the proceeds of the sale to finance its own IPv6 network upgrades and “support activities focused on the future of the Internet and the global cyber-infrastructure.”

From an announcement by Next Generation MITnet.

Fourteen million of these IPv4 addresses have not been used, and we have concluded that at least eight million are excess and can be sold without impacting our current or future needs, up to the point when IPv6 becomes universal and address scarcity is no longer an issue. The Institute holds a block of 20 times 10^30 (20 nonillion) IPv6 addresses.

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Vigilante botnet infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them

By Dan Goodin

Enlarge (credit: Seth Anderson)

Mirai, the botnet that threatened the Internet as we knew it last year with record-setting denial-of-service attacks, is facing an existential threat of its own: A competing botnet known as Hajime has infected at least 10,000 home routers, network-connected cameras, and other so-called Internet of Things devices.

Hajime uses a decentralized peer-to-peer network to issue commands and updates to infected devices. This design makes it more resistant to takedowns by ISPs and Internet backbone providers. Hajime uses the same list of user name and password combinations Mirai uses, with the addition of two more. It also takes steps to conceal its running processes and files, a feature that makes detecting infected systems more difficult. Most interesting of all: Hajime appears to be the brainchild of a grayhat hacker, as evidenced by a cryptographically signed message it displays every 10 minutes or so on terminals. The message reads:

Just a white hat, securing some systems.

Important messages will be signed like this!

Hajime Author.

Contact CLOSED

Stay sharp!

Another sign Hajime is a vigilante-style project intended to disrupt Mirai and similar IoT botnets: It blocks access to four ports known to be vectors used to attack many IoT device. Hajime also lacks distributed denial-of-service capabilities or any other attacking code except for the propagation code that allows one infected device to seek out and infect other vulnerable devices.

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Vigilante botnet infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them

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By Dan Goodin

Enlarge (credit: Seth Anderson)

Mirai, the botnet that threatened the Internet as we knew it last year with record-setting denial-of-service attacks, is facing an existential threat of its own: A competing botnet known as Hajime has infected at least 10,000 home routers, network-connected cameras, and other so-called Internet of Things devices.

Hajime uses a decentralized peer-to-peer network to issue commands and updates to infected devices. This design makes it more resistant to takedowns by ISPs and Internet backbone providers. Hajime uses the same list of user name and password combinations Mirai uses, with the addition of two more. It also takes steps to conceal its running processes and files, a feature that makes detecting infected systems more difficult. Most interesting of all: Hajime appears to be the brainchild of a grayhat hacker, as evidenced by a cryptographically signed message it displays every 10 minutes or so on terminals. The message reads:

Just a white hat, securing some systems.

Important messages will be signed like this!

Hajime Author.

Contact CLOSED

Stay sharp!

Another sign Hajime is a vigilante-style project intended to disrupt Mirai and similar IoT botnets: It blocks access to four ports known to be vectors used to attack many IoT device. Hajime also lacks distributed denial-of-service capabilities or any other attacking code except for the propagation code that allows one infected device to seek out and infect other vulnerable devices.

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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

By Joel Hruska

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Microsoft’s embedded Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 IoT Core, is being updated to support Cortana with full voice functionality as well.

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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

By Joel Hruska

Microsoft’s embedded Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 IoT Core, is being updated to support Cortana with full voice functionality as well.

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets Microsoft Cortana with Windows 10 Creators Update

By Agam Shah

You will very soon be able to use Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant with the Raspberry Pi 3 and make cool devices that can accept voice commands.

But for that, you’ll need to upgrade the popular developer board, which can run Windows 10 IoT Core, to the Creators Update of the OS.

You’ll be able to use Cortana on Raspberry Pi similar to the way it works on PCs. You’ll be able to ask for weather, time, traffic, or stock prices.

Users will also able to build smart devices using Raspberry Pi 3 that will be able to accept Cortana’s commands. But the devices will need to be based on Windows 10 IoT Core, not Linux-based OSes.

Customized commands can be programmed for devices and could be related to reminders, look-ups, mapping, events, news, dictionary, and other “skills.”

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets Microsoft Cortana with Windows 10 Creators Update

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By Agam Shah

You will very soon be able to use Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant with the Raspberry Pi 3 and make cool devices that can accept voice commands.

But for that, you’ll need to upgrade the popular developer board, which can run Windows 10 IoT Core, to the Creators Update of the OS.

You’ll be able to use Cortana on Raspberry Pi similar to the way it works on PCs. You’ll be able to ask for weather, time, traffic, or stock prices.

Users will also able to build smart devices using Raspberry Pi 3 that will be able to accept Cortana’s commands. But the devices will need to be based on Windows 10 IoT Core, not Linux-based OSes.

Customized commands can be programmed for devices and could be related to reminders, look-ups, mapping, events, news, dictionary, and other “skills.”

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets Microsoft Cortana with Windows 10 Creators Update

By Agam Shah

You will very soon be able to use Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant with the Raspberry Pi 3 and make cool devices that can accept voice commands.

But for that, you’ll need to upgrade the popular developer board, which can run Windows 10 IoT Core, to the Creators Update of the OS.

You’ll be able to use Cortana on Raspberry Pi similar to the way it works on PCs. You’ll be able to ask for weather, time, traffic, or stock prices.

Users will also able to build smart devices using Raspberry Pi 3 that will be able to accept Cortana’s commands. But the devices will need to be based on Windows 10 IoT Core, not Linux-based OSes.

Customized commands can be programmed for devices and could be related to reminders, look-ups, mapping, events, news, dictionary, and other “skills.”

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets Microsoft Cortana with Windows 10 Creators Update

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By Agam Shah

You will very soon be able to use Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant with the Raspberry Pi 3 and make cool devices that can accept voice commands.

But for that, you’ll need to upgrade the popular developer board, which can run Windows 10 IoT Core, to the Creators Update of the OS.

You’ll be able to use Cortana on Raspberry Pi similar to the way it works on PCs. You’ll be able to ask for weather, time, traffic, or stock prices.

Users will also able to build smart devices using Raspberry Pi 3 that will be able to accept Cortana’s commands. But the devices will need to be based on Windows 10 IoT Core, not Linux-based OSes.

Customized commands can be programmed for devices and could be related to reminders, look-ups, mapping, events, news, dictionary, and other “skills.”

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