Security researcher Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity reported today that his site was hit with a walloping 665 Gbps DDoS attack. The attack included SYN and HTTP floods and peaked at 153 Mpps (million packets per second). Krebs’ site remained online, the attack mitigated by Akami’s DDoS protection service.
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People often wonder if their names have somehow made it to the “the list”, that watchlist of US citizens whom the government suspects may be up to something. I would venture to say, the best way to know if you’re on the watchlist would be to recognize how often you find yourself forced into unique […]
I was searching for lifelike mice on Amazon today (long story) and found this unbelievably racist Halloween mask of a black man. Tiny ears, white eyes, big lips – just like the racist cartoons of the 50’s. My gut reaction was shock and I began to wonder how the seller would justify placing an item […]
Offering bounties worth thousands, even millions of dollars, bug bounties pay hackers to report vulnerabilities. The process is pretty simple. The hacker sends the vulnerability report to the company, the company patches the vulnerably, the bounty paid, and finally, the vulnerability disclosed. Everyone wins. Usually.
The Samsung Note 7 battery problem is indeed a major blow but not unheard of. Samsung will recover and in fact, there are already rumors they’ve ramped up customer service to save face. Still, with Apple’s new iPhone 7 coming out in mere weeks, the battery grenade problem couldn’t have happened at a more inopportune […]
Regardless of whether you consider Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified information to be self-sacrificial acts of patriotism or the deeds of a traitor, the recent DNC data dump and NSA cyber weapons malware (milware?) code drops have all the markings of a Snowden escapade. If you disagree, consider the timing of the code drop and […]
To determine if America could indeed reshape the world by “accidentally” electing a fascist leader, we have to look no further than Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany was inconceivable, unbelievable, and sadly, irreversible. Although everyone is familiar with Hitler’s Nazi regime, many fail to recognize the subtle series of steps that allowed it to be.
Harsh agitations aside, a lot of what Trump says makes sense – a least to some degree. Then he goes and does something goofy like releasing an economic plan that to his minions, must feel like a punch in the face. Here’s what Trump plans to do and why it’s so outrageously bizarre.
Forget running Kali in a virtual machine (well, at least put it aside for a while). The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes a whack new feature – Windows Subsystem for Linux or WSL. Using the new LxssManager service, WSL lets you run a full-featured Ubuntu Linux subsystem on Windows 10.
I tweeted a few hours ago about a DDoS attack hammering Blizzard’s game servers. Around 7:00 PM Central Time, players in the game began noticing severe lagging. Within 30 minutes, the Battle.net servers were completely offline and unavailable for game play.
The arrest records of Alton Sterling (aka Alton Bertell Sterlings) have been released and they don’t do much to help his case nor support his aunt’s claim that he was a “gentle giant”. Sterling was the 37-year-old black man who died at the hands of Baton Rouge police during an arrest for “brandishing a weapon”. […]
Once again, media talking heads and government officials have missed the point. Instead, here are the headlines that much more accurately summarize the entire Brexit affair:
New documents were released this week which detail the brutal interrogation techniques sanctioned by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. The published CIA guidelines reveal that the acceptable level of prisoner discomfort is measured by the amount of permanent physical damage it inflicts on the detainee and not whether or not it violates our humanity […]
Really? Paul Ryan snuck the full text of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act into the emergency budget bill last night
I suspect this will be big news over the course of the next few days and rightfully so. With the threat of government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced a 2,000-page “omnibus” budget bill as a last-minute compromise. Most of the bill looks fairly legit until you get to page 1,728 where […]
Since Daesh relies heavily on social media to spread its propaganda, Anonymous created a unique #TrollingDay (Troll ISIS Day) social media event encouraging users saturate social media with ISIS-related memes. Here’s a sample of the ISIL memes making the rounds on December 11, 2015.
The following was purportedly leaked from an ISIS administrator to researcher Aymenn al-Tamimi who passed the document to The Guardian. Despite relatively immature prose that looks like it was written in crayon, the document was published in several sources. Various English translations are floating around the web and I took the clearest of each to […]