July 17th, 2015

New REANNZ Weathermap shows our improved network

As you may have noticed – the layout of the network as presented on the front page of our live Weathermap has recently changed quite dramatically. This change is a result of the multiple improvements made to the network over the past year or so. These improvements have often been hidden from view through the Weathermap, so we are pleased that this now represents the network as it stands. The old ... Continue reading →
March 10th, 2014

Name and Shame (or, NTP saga part 2)

Members, On 17 Feb we wrote about the NTP DoS attacks and our response. Last week, we scanned our network and still found unpatched NTP servers. We sent the below (after the jump) note to members who had unpatched NTP servers. The note states that on Friday 7 Mar 2014 (today), we will run the scan again. Organisations who continue to have unpatched servers will be listed in a follow ... Continue reading →
February 17th, 2014

Things that we do in the background

Last week, you may have heard news reports about a denial of service attack. The attack was noticed by REANNZ, but we wanted to take a few steps behind the scenes to help people protect themselves before we made a public statement. This is fairly common practice when there is a security problem– give people a (short amount of) time to protect themselves and then publicly talk about the vulnerability ... Continue reading →