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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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