So far, the infected devices that make up the backbone of VPNFilter include Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR, and TP-Link home routers and QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices. Cisco stopped short of naming Russian state-sponsored hackers as the attackers
The Data Center’s life blood is network connectivity and its future body will be shaped accordingly. The “Data Center” of the future will not be one place but every place. It will be connected by multiple redundant means to circumvent corporate power to use government to silence profit syphoning opposition. Free open source software will be critical in its reliable operation even though specific corporate proprietary software will also be present.
Microsoft has made the Windows 10 .iso download available at
More interesting is that Microsoft is giving Windows 10 for Pi away free. And expressed a need for a community where there can be more trust. Looks like someone has their act together.
If you have an interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), this may be your opportunity to get funding and equipment from Google. Proposals due Jan 21.