After last week's near-collapse of the social networks due to a Windows-based, botnet DDoS attack, it's time to get rid of Windows, or at least regulate its use, on the Internet. Here's how it can be done.
Twitter was knocked out, Facebook crippled, other social networks staggered, and all because of Window botnet-based DDoS attacks aimed at one person. Maybe it's time to start blocking Windows PCs from the Internet.
GitHub is down again for the second time in the span of a month — this time from a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS). To combat, GitHub says it has temporarily disabled service on port 80 while they nvestigate the source of a connection flood.
Bitcoin is undergoing a classic correction after quintupling in price over the past 30 days. The currency, which was trading as high as $265 earlier today on Mt. Gox, plummeted and is now trading at around $150.
We’ve reached out to one of the biggest exchanges, Mt. Gox, to see what happened.
The Bitcoin correction we wrote about yesterday was not caused by a DDOS attack on one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt.Gox, but rather by a massive spike in interest in the crypto currency, according to Mt.Gox.
During trading yesterday the value of Bitcoin plummet by 60%, dropping from a high of $265 to around $150 (at the time of writing it has climbed back up slightly, to around $180).
With a small server farm at a hoster with great support and conditions, I worry about the increasing number of DDoS attacks against this hoster (not my web project, but other clients on the same location).
I have booked a redundant router and load balancer as managed service with this hoster to share the load with all the dedicated servers.
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