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I wanted to personally thank everyone who came out to Interop this past week and made the show such a great success. Although, I didn’t win big at the Blackjack table, Spirent’s Avalanche NEXT was a big winner, being selected for the Best of Interop in the Performance category. The judges for this award were Mike Fratto, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Network Systems, Current Analysis and Ethan Banks, Founder, Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC.

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A new class of attacks – kinetic attacks – was recently demonstrated at RSA 2014. This self-described “frying the machine” is part of a family of attacks aimed at causing physical damage to the system. This kind of attack targets a worm which rewrites the APC controller, setting the CPU performance to full power, and turns off the system fans causing the computer to literally catch on fire! Previous kinetic attacks such as ‘Stuxnet’ targeted nuclear power plants.

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Re-posted from Arnaud Castaner's blog Synsynack.  Arnaud is a Senior Systems Engineer at Spirent. Recently, a Proxy equipment vendor was asking me how to randomize the MIME-Type of the files retrieved over HTTP using their Avalanche. They do different things to different file types – don’t cache JavaScript, but cache images, for instance. It’s easy to specify a static percentage of MIME Type you’re going to get in your test. If you create an Action List, make 10 GET ...

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