Category: "Security"

Teepo
07.10.2009

My first DoS attack

My first DoS attack
Interestingly, someone has just tried to DoS (perform a Denial of Service -attack) this server. As far as I know, this was the first time my Internet presence has come under a real attack. Everything before this has been normal backgroung noise. The… more »
I had my "old" HTC Touch HD out for sale at a Finnish auction site called huuto.net recently. It's now sold and shipped to the new owner, but I did receive a couple of interesting offers on it. These guys have apparently been roaming around on other… more »
Teepo
24.04.2009

Spam flood

Yesterday (April 23rd), just after 18:00 Finnish time, I noticed a few reports on IRC channels regarding a large increase in the amout of spam. I then checked the statistics of our customer spamfilter (I work for an ISP, remember?), and sure enough, a… more »
Teepo
13.04.2009

SSH hammering

It's nothing new that there are several botnets scouring the Internet for poorly protected SSH servers. Their members are mostly compromized hosts, such as home computers hijacked with trojans and worms. Some "real" servers end up on these botnets as… more »
Teepo
23.09.2008

Updates

There sure are a lot of nice open source web-gadgets and programs out there, but keeping up with the updates can be a pain in the ass. Especially when the updates include important security fixes. At the moment I'm actively using six different PHP-based… more »

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