"At a time when Apple, Mozilla and other tech giants are taking steps to prevent users from browsing the Web with outdated versions ofJava,Yahoo!is pushing many of its users in the other direction: The free tool that it offers users to help build Web sites installs a dangerously insecYahoo! has offered SiteBuilder to its millions of users for years, but unfortunately the tool introduces a myriad of security vulnerabilities on host PCs.SiteBuilder requires Java, but the version of Java that Yahoo! bundles with it isJava 6 Update 7. It’s not clear if this is just a gross oversight or if their tool really doesn’t work with more recent versions of Java. The company has yet to respond to requests for comment." Link to Original Source top
Ask Slashdot: IPv6 multihoming: reality or far future?
futhermocker (2667575) writes "Since governments and businesses are moving to IPv6, I would like to do that as well. Next to speed and security advantages and the like, it would enable me to allocate a unique IP address for devices such as servers or security cams. Of course it will still be a single link and in that respect not much different from IPv4 multhoming using LAN routing, but having multiple addresses would really be an advantage as each device could get its own DNS name.
My cable broadband provider is already experimenting by allocating IPv6 blocks to companies. If it becomes available for the public I would really like to tag on. But when searching for this topic, loads of "drafts" and experiments and information on expensive and/or complicated routing hardware bubbles up, but no real implementations.
My question would be: is IPv6 a thing from the far future or can I prepare myself for IPv6 as a "consumer", for instance, by installing a custom Linux to act as a multhome router and start using it on my LAN?" Link to Original Source