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Beware DDoS Domino Effect on the Cloud

As author Tom Bienkowski points out, every #business  should have #ddosprotection  as part of their strategy - they are becoming more and more common, and cheaper and easier for #cybercriminals  to carry out.

In an article today on +Light Reading Mr. Bienkowski also points out the potential dangers of a domino effect for cloud  #hosting  providers.

LightReading.com/mobile/mobile-security/cloud-providers-beware-ddos-domino-effect/a/d-id/709780?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT

Due to the multi-tenancy nature of #cloud  based data centers, a volumetric DDoS attack against one tenant can lead to a domino effect of service outages. Imagine that an attack is launched against one tenant. If the massive amount of malicious traffic bombarding this one tenant can cause the cloud data center to go down or clog up the shared resources, the entire data center can be taken offline or severely slowed.

If a company's data center is down because of a #ddos  attack, its customers will lose revenue, and the #hostingprovider  will lose revenue and credibility which impacts the viability of the business. This type of outage can be devastating to the reputation and finances of all involved. To make matters worse, the aftershock continues long after the attack has been mitigated.

A good read, and a good reminder of what www.blacklotus.net has been saying all along - #ddosmitigation  and #ddosprotection  services are a necessity.

#ddosattacks   #security   #blacklotus   #cybersecurity   #flt  +Black Lotus 
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Thanks +Joe Younger and +Kalpesh Patel - we thought so too.
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+Wayne Porter - isn't that how anyone ever gets you to read things?
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+Titania has just added vulnerability assessment to our compliance auditing tool – #PawsStudio - and a new compliance policy:  #OVAL .  If you would like to have a look and evaluate it, we’d be very grateful.

If not, we'd appreciate your thoughts on what you think of as the best feature of an audit and compliance tool?

#auditing   #compliance   #tools   #OVAL  

Meanwhile, here is the article with the full info on the updates:
http://ow.ly/yGFCL 
For the first time, Paws Studio, Titania’s powerful compliance auditing tool, will now include vulnerability assessments as well as compliance. This enhancement is the first step towards delivering a more holistic solution fo...
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N+1 Series: Eager Loading with Active Record #free   #video   #rails   #optimization  
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Phantasy Star Online 2 Hit with DDoS Attack

As +Black Lotus has covered extensively over the recent years, #gaming  servers have become an increasingly popular target for #ddosattacks  .

Recently, the popular #mmorpg  +Phantasy Star Online 2 was the latest victim of a #ddos  attack.

According to +reddit the developers and publishers are hard at work to get #gaming  services back to normal. www.blacklotus.net will continue to monitor this situation.

#news   #videogames   #phantasystaronline2   #sega   #blacklotus   #flt  
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DDoS Cripples, Kills Code Spaces

Sad news for code hosting service #codespaces as they were forced to permanently shut down after a particularly devastating and damaging #ddos  attack.

As Code Spaces was comprised of very technical and #cybersecurity  savvy, they attempted to mitigate the attack themselves. But after 12 hours trying to fight back an #extortion  based attack, Code Sources released a statement saying they will no longer be able to stay in operation.

www.blacklotus.net hopes other companies can learn from Code Spaces - #hackers  and cyber criminals are getting better and better each day, and DDoS attacks are growing larger and more sophisticated. Professional, top-tier #ddosprotection  is becoming a necessity.

#news   #ddosmitigation   #cybersecurity   #blacklotus  +Black Lotus 
 
DDoS Attack Forces Code Spaces to Shut Down

A cautionary tale sprung up late last week about code-hosting provider Code Spaces, which unfortunately was forced out of business after suffering a #ddos  attack similar to the #ddosattacks  that struck +Evernote and +feedly just a few days prior.

As Code Spaces was comprised of very technical and #cybersecurity  savvy, they attempted to mitigate the attack themselves. But after 12 hours trying to fight back an #extortion  based attack, Code Sources released a statement saying they will no longer be able to stay in operation.

...an unauthorized person—not believed to be employed by the site—gained access to Code Spaces's Amazon EC2 control panel. When the team fought back, the hacker deleted "most of our data, backups, machine configurations and offsite backups," the company said.

PCMag.com/article2/0,2817,2459765,00.asp

A sad story, but one www.blacklotus.net hopes other companies can learn from. #hackers  and cyber criminals are getting better and better each day, and DDoS attacks are growing larger and more sophisticated. Professional, top-tier #ddosprotection  is becoming a necessity in #business  

#news   #ddosmitigation   #cybersecurity   #blacklotus   #flt  +Black Lotus 

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+Isaac Flemming , the DDoS attack was just a distraction, during the attack their AWS account was compromised which can certainly provide them with access to the company's backups if their entire presence is within the AWS ecosystem.

The biggest issue is that Code Spaces was not using multi-factor authentication, which AWS offers for added assurance.
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Array#map and Multiple Assignments in Ruby #free   #video   #tutorial  
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Wow. This is one of the first times I have seen this happen to such a large company
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Whoa, that's some serious sh1t
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We show you how to setup Ruby for development on OSX #free   #video   #ruby  
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In an era of constant change and increasing globalization, Agility is a powerful word in the business community. At its heart, Agility defines not just a company’s ability to respond to changes in
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Support Google Material Design !
EZoApp is a drag and drop tool for prototyping apps using Polymer. 
(Beta, Chrome only)
http://jqmdesigner.appspot.com
Sample:   http://goo.gl/l8aSq5
#polymer   #MaterialDesign   #Android  
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Build a custom query with AREL #free   #video   #rails  
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Almost Half of All Companies Hit with DDoS Attack Last Year

A sobering figure in this recent article from +ZDNet that shows that nearly half of businesses globally were hit with some form of a #ddos  attack last year.

ZDNet.com/nearly-half-of-companies-hit-with-ddos-attacks-in-the-last-year-7000031073/

...four out of ten organisations  (41%) globally suffered a DDoS attack over the past year, with more than three quarters of those (78 percent) targeted twice or more.

Respondents said that customer complaints and queries jumped by an average of 36 percent following an attack. On average, organisations take 12 hours to fully recover from an especially powerful attack, while in the UK more than half of IT decision makers (58 percent) said #ddosattacks  had brought down their systems for more than six hours.

www.blacklotus.net isn't shocked by this survey - #ddosprotection  is crucial and will only grow in importance to #business  as these attacks get larger and more frequent.

#survey   #security   #cybersecurity   #ddosmitigation   #blacklotus   #flt  +Black Lotus 
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Take that sites I don't like!
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Are you worried that your website contains a lot of sensitive data and its security can be compromised? Or, are you too sure of the fact that your website won’t be hacked because it doesn’t have anything worthy enough for a hacker?

#hacking #websecurity #databreach  
Are you worried that your website contains a lot of sensitive data and its security can be compromised? Or, are you too sure of the fact that your website won’t be hacked because it doesnâ
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Optimized counts with joins and custom select #free   #vide   #rails   #optimization  
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Will type one out for you tonight

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We Introduce you to the N+1 Problem #free   #video   #rails  
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Tech-Compass

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Ever wish your computer or laptop wasn't so painfully slow?

What if you knew a great trick to give it a performance boost in less than 2 minutes!!

Got 2 minutes free and a spare USB stick lying around?

http://youtu.be/dWYMs_nfaZE
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I will agree with that.
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Dencil Smith

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SSN should stop being a big deal. Those are just numbers, not worse or better that your fingerprints (if fingerprint is stolen, you can't exchange them). It's not a password or a secret, it's just a login, user name that identifies a user. Hence systems should be adjusted accordingly. It's not 70s anymore
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