Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Internet of Things” Hack Fueled This Week’s Outages

If you tried to access Twitter, Spotify, or the New York Times website last Friday, you may have had a little trouble. These sites are all served by the same domain name service provider, Dyn, which was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that morning. If you’ve been following the Janus Networks blog, we warned […]

LinkedIn Adds ProFinder for Freelancers

LinkedIn just expanded its pilot freelance service, ProFinder, to all of the United States. ProFinder joins the freelance marketplace alongside marketplaces like Upwork, Freelancer, and Thumbtack. With ProFinder, anyone can post a job and receive five bids from the freelancers using the service. Any professional can post their profile, and bid on 10 gigs for free – […]

Janus Networks Is a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center

Janus Networks is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized testing center for Pearson VUE! Our testing and certification facility will be available to our customers as well as Janus Networks employees. Pearson VUE offers computerized tests and certifications from more than 450 credential owners in areas like IT, education, finance, government & the military, […]

Internet slow? Might be a hacked camera

Early in October, a hacker released a new type of malware that targets smart devices like cameras and routers. Dubbed “Mirai,” this malware was used by the hacker to infect and control hundreds of thousands of devices for the purpose of DDoSing Krebs on Security, a security news website. (DDoSing means that the website is […]