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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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(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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Is DNSSEC Adoption Worth It

The Domain Name System (DNS) is essentially the phone book of the Internet. It is what makes sites like antonmcclure.com, google.com, facebook.com, oracle.com, linkedin.com, medium.com, and the many other sites and web applications we use on a day-to-day basis resolve to their domain names. As more and more people use the Internet, more and more…