Weekend Musings: Brief Brilliance for Your Saturday (June 1)

Here is a quick run down of some stories that I found interesting during the week.

600,000 routers were bricked in a single cyberattack A cyberattack was behind an incident last year that disabled over 600,000 internet routers across several Midwest states between October 25th and 27th, according to new research published by Lumen Technologies’ threat research arm, Black Lotus Labs. The incident wasn’t disclosed at the time, despite hundreds of thousands of routers being rendered inoperable.

A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email In the early 1980s, IBM decided to deploy an internal email system. In typical careful IBM fashion, they began by measuring employee communication, so they could estimate how many messages would be sent on the new system. Based on this research, IBM provisioned a $10 million mainframe to run their email server — an amount of processing power that should have easily handled the typical volume of intra-office interaction.

How to block those unwanted and annoying spam emails Getting bombarded with unsolicited emails in your inbox is annoying and a potential threat to your online safety, as scammers are always on the prowl for unsuspecting victims. However, there are plenty of things that you can put into place to thwart these pesky emails and keep them from flooding your inbox, and we’re going to show you how.

How Many New Engineers Do You Need To Support 10x Growth? SaaS company leans into platform engineering and GenAI to improve developer experience and productivity to support 10x growth without as much hiring.

Getting Started in Warhammer 40k (May 2024) This is just a compiled list of resources to getting started into the hobby and game of Warhammer 40k

Have a wonderful weekend!