Josh Fruhlinger

Josh Fruhlinger is a writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles.

What is DNS and how does it work?

What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

IPv6 has been in the works since 1998 to address the shortfall of IP addresses available under Ipv4, yet despite its efficiency and security advantages, adoption is still slow.

What is IoT? The internet of things explained

What is IoT? The internet of things explained

The internet of things (IoT) is a network of connected smart devices providing rich data, but it can also be a security nightmare.

High-performance computing as a service: What you need to know

High-performance computing as a service: What you need to know

HPC services can be a way to meet expanding supercomputing needs, but depending on the use case, they’re not necessarily better than on-premises supercomputers.

Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

Beamforming explained: How it makes wireless communication faster

Beamforming uses the science of electromagnetic interference to make Wi-Fi and 5G connections more precise.

What is 5G? Fast wireless technology for enterprises and phones

What is 5G? Fast wireless technology for enterprises and phones

5G networks will boost wireless throughput by a factor of 10 and may replace wired broadband. But when will they be available, and why are 5G and IoT so linked together?

What is Linux? The open-source operating system that's changing the world

What is Linux? The open-source operating system that's changing the world

Linux has long been the basis of commercial networking devices, but now it's a mainstay of enterprise infrastructure.

What is a digital twin and why it's important to IoT

What is a digital twin and why it's important to IoT

Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical devices that data scientists and IT pros can use to run simulations before actual devices are built and deployed. They are also changing how technologies such as IoT, AI and analytics are...

Teenagers who became hackers

Teenagers who became hackers

There is of course a very long history of young people getting involved in hacking—it's become almost something of a cliché. We'll take a look at the trouble teens have managed to get into online since almost the beginning of "online"...

How to jumpstart your infosec career

How to jumpstart your infosec career

It would sure make things simple if there were one easy and obvious way to get a job or start a successful business in IT security. But it would also cut off a lot of potential career paths. We spoke to a host of different IT security...

How to keep branch offices as secure as corporate HQ

How to keep branch offices as secure as corporate HQ

Satellite worksites can cause big headaches for tech pros tasked with keeping company assets secure. We talked to a number of tech pros to find out more about the dangers—and the solutions.

What fake news means for IT—and how IT security can help fight it

What fake news means for IT—and how IT security can help fight it

The debate over fake news is roiling the political world, but elements of it look very familiar to tech veterans—and represent a potentially new attack vector that IT needs to worry about.

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