OK, here’s a thought I came up with when having my wee dram in front of the fireplace the other day. We’ve come to learn to live with the day to day threat of DDoS attacks. Each of which seem to grow exponentially in magnitude, launched by literally anyone having some basic programming skills, time and sometimes some resources. The collateral damage is also usually unintended and huge. But what if we could stop many these things earlier?
As we all know, it is always a matter of resources (read botnet zombies etc.) in order to fill the bandwidth of the intended target(s), either by plugging the architectural bottlenecks, hitting the Achilles heel (read DNS infrastructure and similar) or by hitting the target directly.
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Perhaps you’ve heard about them? The Indian Microsoft technical support that has detected that your computer is infected with viruses and infested by hackers. And there they are like knights in shining armour promising to help you…and of course at a small fee… Continue reading Indian tech support scam
In Sweden the Huawei datacard is probably one of the most widely used datacards around. They are offered by operators to attract consumers to their services by offering them very cheap at low rates and such. However this comes at a price. Sometimes the consumers are locked to a single operator for up to 24 months. Even when this time has passed, the data card remains locked, which can be very unfortunate for the consumer. Let’s go about and see how they can be unlocked…
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More and more use bar codes outside the retail industry as a source or pointer to information. If you think about it, this also serves as a teaser to the observer as the information is not there in clear text. The target is bound to try to find out what it says…
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