Weekend Thoughts - 11.5.16

Image  by  Eddy Chang , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Eddy Chang, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Similar to the events of a few weeks ago, the Mirai DDoS botnet has been testing large-scale attacks—this time in Liberia. Apparently, the entire country of Liberia has one single Internet cable, which means that there is a single point of failure for Internet access. Once again, these botnet attacks appear to be tests at the moment, but they are reaching the level of being able to take down entire countries' access to Internet, rather than just portions of a country.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.