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Called Metronome, this new technology has already been adopted for use by the US Navy.
An article from acmqueue.com describes the technology that makes it possible to develop realtime systems, even those that have extremely demanding timing requirements"
Brian Krebs reports:
He goes on to quote Paul Levins, vice president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), who said:Among the apparent targets was a root server controlled by the Department of Defense Network Information Center. There is also evidence to suggest the attackers targeted the servers responsible for managing the stability of the ".uk" and ".org" domains.
Why would attackers target the root-servers? No demands were received, no ransom paid."This is a fact based community, and we're waiting for the facts to come in after the analysis before we can make committed statements about what the origins were, and its intended targets.
"The BBC Executive proposes a digital rights management solution which would require consumers to be using Windows XP (or above) and Windows Media Player 10 (or above) to be able to access seven-day TV catch-up over the internet... Our understanding is that the BBC Executive aspires to offer an alternative DRM framework, which would enable Apple and Linux users to access the service, but has yet to identify a satisfactory solution. In either case, we will expect this to have been addressed within 24 months."
That means the BBC would effectively be giving Microsoft a monopoly for up to two years! More information on the BBC website."