Topic: dos

Memcached at root of GitHub DDoS attack

GitHub suffered a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday, made possible by vulnerabilities in memcached, according to Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security, a company focused on DDoS protection. Typically in DDoS attacks the bad actors use a variety of techniques, such as botnets, or in this case, Memcached, Stephenson said. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Going Back to BASIC

There was a blog post earlier this week from Nicolas Bize praising the benefits of teaching BASIC to his son. Specifically, he was speaking of QBasic as the preferred way to teach his son to program. It got me thinking about BASIC, as this was also the language I learned to program on. Here we … continue reading

OpenSSL issues urgent security advisory

OpenSSL has issued a new security advisory outlining more than a dozen issues ranging from high to low severity. (Related: OpenSSL to undergo massive security audit) On the heels of announcing a sweeping security audit of the now-stable OpenSSL codebase, the SSL/TLS security protocol underlying much of the Web’s encryption has published warnings for security … continue reading

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