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Comment Interesting timing (Score 2, Interesting) 178

Yesterday afternoon (and then again at 9pm) I watched an IP from Korea use a dictionary attack against our PABX (Asterisk) located in Australia. It used a standard list of usernames and passwords, and then every extension from 0000 to 9999. While our setup would protects us from any substantial loss (most extensions are setup to allow 1-3 simultaneous calls, premium calls are disabled, and our VoIP billing is pre-paid), Fail2Ban is in the process of being setup.

Submission + - DVD Jon Activates IPhone Without AT&T

igothandle writes: From DVD Jon's Blog: I've found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to AT&T NSA.

Submission + - Why Google is buying DoubleClick (

gkhan1 writes: Google's acquisition of DoubleClick has been hotly debated, and now Google has put up a blog post explaining their decision

If you're an expert, please bear with me, as some of what follows will seem elementary to those already familiar with the online advertising world. If you're not, I hope this gives you a better understanding of how advertisers, publishers, ad serving companies, agencies and other companies such as Google all fit into this exciting new mix.

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing