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Google Becomes "World Famous for 15 Minutes" For Being Down
"It Was Not a Hacking or a Security Issue," Says Google in a Statement

"Google's global properties were unavailable for a short period of time. We have remedied the problem and access to Google has been restored worldwide." With these bland sentences, Google yesterday sought to reassure the world that it's weekend 15-minute outage wasn't a DNS hack or anything sinister. "It was not a hacking or a security issue," the statement from Google noted.

Inevitably the Google-outage has increased worries that the DNS infrastructure is potentially unstable, as emphasized by the National Academies Research Council report 2 months ago that claimed DNS records are currently susceptible to denial-of-service (DoS) and spoofing attacks.

"The continued successful operation of the DNS is not assured: many forces are challenging DNS’s future," the report concluded.

Since Google came back on line there has been no interruption to any of the 200 million searches a day that are made around the world using it.

It is a measure of the success of the search engine that it can hog world headlines, just for not working for 15 minutes. Andy Warhol's prediction that "someday everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" would apply, were it not for the fact that Google is already not just one of the most famous brands in the world, but also one of the most lucrative.

About Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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