Recently, experts at the DDoS mitigation firm Imperva Incapsula have discovered a new assault pattern capable of carrying out DDoS attacks on multiple targets called Pulse Wave. This new method allows attackers to take down servers that were previously thought to be secured.
This new threat works in “pulses” allowing it to target more than one website or server per attack. A researcher of the pulse wave pattern explained:
“Pulse Wave DDoS represents a new attack methodology, made up of a series of short-lived pulses occurring in clockwork-like succession, which accounts for some of the most ferocious DDoS attacks we mitigated in the second quarter of 2017. In the most extreme cases, they lasted for days at a time and scaled as high as 350 Gbps.”
With this new method, it proves that offenders understand that it’s not required to target one single server or website continuously to cause damage and eventually take it down. Instead, it implements short bursts over and over again to take down more than one target. In between each pulse, the attack just changes target. Once things start to go back to normal, the pulse quickly hits again and again; essentially hitting “two birds with one stone”.
This new form of attack might be the beginning of a shift towards shorter-duration DDoS attacks becoming more common in the industry. Researchers at Imperva Incapsula reported an increase in short-lived DDoS attacks last year.
If these attacks become more potent by attackers finding ways to improving their botnets efficiency then expect it to get difficult for you to stay connected to your favourite internet services. For more information on pulse wave attacks, have a look at Imperva’s guide to understanding pulse wave attacks.
As of today, DDoS is the biggest problem in the industry. Though the idea behind DDOS attacks is very simple, mitigation is the real challenge. Everything Servers is committed to protecting your project 24/7 against any type of DDoS attack, regardless of duration or size.
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In today’s online world, we can access almost every available resource and service around the globe. Everything from ordering new clothes to making an appointment at your local doctors can be done through the internet with little to no difficulty. For some unprepared people however, internet hackers find it just as easy to hijack your online account. So how can you help protect your account from attackers and hijackers?
All it takes to shield you and your private information is a good password.
If you like the idea of getting your account compromised with absolutely no effort then feel free to use some examples from the most common passwords of 2016 employed by internet users according to SplashData:
In all seriousness, we urge you to change your password immediately if one of the above passwords look familiar. With that out of the way, here are several ways you can help create a stronger password to keep your data safer.
What We Encourage
Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers.
Try to create a password that’s both random and meaningless.
Make different passwords for each account.
Try to change your passwords at regular intervals.
What NOT To Do
Do not use a predictable password set like “123456” or “password”.
Do not use a single word as your password. Invaders can use dictionary based cracking tools to crack these types of passwords.
Try not to use names of close family members or names of pets.
Use this guide with every password you make to help you stay more secure online.
Secure Sockets Layers, or SSL as they are more commonly known as, is a protocol which creates a secure connection between a client and the server over which to send information. Most online services like web browsing, sending emails, instant messaging and ValP all use SSL.
It’s often found that for most new website owners, they will only think to invest in security after a hacker has already done damage to their site. No matter what scale of online business or service you have, from a basic day-to-day blog to a popular eCommerce store, security for any website owner should be their number one priority. With an SSL certificate implemented on your website, you are ensuring that all data transmitted from visitors to the website and vice-versa is secured and encrypted.
SSL certificates are also crucial in determining the behaviour of incoming visitors to your website. Most modern browsers will alert users when they are visiting a website with an expired or missing SSL certificate. This, for the majority of visitors, will result in users promptly exiting the website. Even for users who are completely oblivious to the idea of SSL security, a red unlocked icon in the Google Chrome address bar, for example, will be more than enough to scare users away.
The easiest method for purchasing an SSL certificate is usually through your domain name registrar or hosting provider as such with Rapid Tech Hosting. Installing an SSL certificate with RTH only takes a few clicks with their easy and automatic system integration. View their full range of SSL certificates available here: https://rapidtechhosting.com/ssl-certificates.php.
SSL certificates, similar to domain names, must be renewed regularly. For most providers, they will offer a certificate for your site on a per annum basis. Once you’ve purchased it, make sure that the site will send you notifications once it is near its renewal date so you are not at risk of being vulnerable to attackers.
No matter how you view the ever-expanding universe that is the internet and technology, you know your computer knows a lot about you. Specifically, it has some form of information that may be sensitive or private to you.
This information can come in several forms such as pictures of your family, a list of ideas and write-ups for your next blog post or even important business documents such as sheets or banking statements. As priceless or important as this information may be, in the event that it gets stolen or taken from you, this will leave you angry, upset or very vulnerable.
In light of recent Ransomware incidents, this is exactly what happened. In May, the WannaCry virus hit huge parts of the US and Europe and encrypted thousands of files, essentially locking them out. They held each user’s files ransom for $300 worth of Bitcoin. This, in time, caused a huge uproar with companies like FedEx, NHS (UK) and the German train system getting affected.
Unfortunately, simple steps could have been taken to avoid such an attack and protect computers against Ransomware attacks. Simply backing up your important files and keeping your antivirus software updated is a great first step in protecting yourself from such an attack. Specifically to the WannaCry virus, it’s essential to ensure your antivirus has Ransomware protection.
Even if you think you’re immune to these attacks in such cases as only using your PC to perform certain tasks like Facebooking with friends or just updating spreadsheets at work, viruses will not overlook that. They will target systems that are vulnerable and weak. In any case, take the necessary steps in preventing you getting taken hostage by Ransomware or any other virus for that matter. Update your antivirus and stay vigilant online.
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