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We Need to Address These Preventable IoT Security Problems

“On July 3, Cloudflare’s global DDoS protection system, Gatebot, automatically detected and mitigated a UDP-based DDoS attack that peaked at 654 Gbps. The attack was part of a ten-day multi-vector DDoS campaign targeting a Magic Transit customer and was mitigated without any human intervention. The DDoS campaign is believed to have been generated by Moobot, a Mirai-based botnet. No downtime, service…

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Bootstrap 5 Alpha is Now Available — Here’s What’s New

The first alpha release of Bootstrap 5 was released on June 16, 2020. Some of these changes include: Removal of jQuery from Dependencies (replaced with Vanilla JavaScript) No more support for Internet Explorer Improved grid system Improved documentation Improved modularity Improved form designs New responsive/scalable fonts New utilities and helpers Easier customization New API Why…

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(Why) You Shouldn’t Home-Host Your Server

Thanks to many sites offering guides and tutorials for different sysadmin responsibilities, setting up and running servers has become far more achievable for many people. You’ve got a good Linux distro picked out, some basic programs such as alpine, lynx/elinks/w3m, postfix, and apache2 all picked out for running various things, and perhaps some users in…

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Do Paywalls Work

There have been many times where I’ve been looking for articles to use as sources on assignments, often through a quick Google or Microsoft Academic search. Unfortunately, many reputable sources were not usable since they were placed behind paywalls. Many news sources have decided that putting articles behind a paywall would be a good solution…