James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug Is Mostly Fixed, but Not Entirely

If you’ve been worried about the dreaded Heartbleed vulnerability that shook the foundations of the Internet last week, you can start to breathe a little easier. But not completely.

The folks at the Internet security firm Sucuri have done a systematic scan of the top million sites on the Internet as determined by Amazon’s Alexa, and according to its findings, as related in a blog post Thursday by its CTO Daniel Cid, there’s mostly good news, but some bad.