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Submission + - Dissecting The Unpredictable DDoS Landscape

An anonymous reader writes: DDoS attacks are now more unpredictable and damaging than ever, crippling websites, shutting down operations, and costing millions of dollars in downtime, customer support and brand damage. Nearly twice as many businesses surveyed suffered a DDoS attack last year and more than 40 percent estimated DDoS losses at more than $1 million per day. 49 percent of businesses who suffered a DDoS attack and a breach in 2013 reported that a virus or malware was installed or activated and 55 percent of DDoS targets reported that they were also victims of theft. Attackers stole funds, customer data and intellectual property.

Submission + - ARIN is down to the last /8 of IPv4 addresses (arin.net)

An anonymous reader writes: On 3 February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) issued the remaining five /8 address blocks, each containing 16.7 million addresses, in the global free pool equally to the five RIRs, and as such ARIN is no longer able to receive additional IPv4 resources from the IANA. After yesterday's large allocation ( to Akamai, the address pool remaining to be assigned by ARIN is now down to the last /8. This triggers stricter allocation rules and marks the end of general availability of new IPv4 addresses in North America. ARIN thus follows the RIRs of Asia, Europe and South America into the final phase of IPv4 depletion.

Comment LaJoie fits the typical profile? (Score 1) 342

Quoting tomhath quoting the article: "LaJoie fits the typical profile of an egg freezer: They’re great at their jobs, they make a ton of money, and they’ve followed all of Sheryl Sandberg’s advice. But the husband and baby haven’t materialized"

Maybe it's because men don't want to marry another pseudo-male ..

Comment Generating your own electricity .. (Score 1) 504

"The state's major electric utilities backed the bill but couldn't provide figures on how much customers already using distributed generation are getting subsidized by other customers"

How does generating your own electricity subsidize other customers? Isn't this just a way of the utilities to gouge more revenue out of people who use less of their expencive electricity.

Submission + - Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City (theatlantic.com)

Advocatus Diaboli writes: n a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sent a civilian aircraft* over Compton, California, capturing high-resolution video of everything that happened inside that 10-square-mile municipality. Compton residents weren't told about the spying, which happened in 2012. "We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people," Ross McNutt of Persistence Surveillance Systems told the Center for Investigative Reporting, which unearthed and did the first reporting on this important story. The technology he's trying to sell to police departments all over America can stay aloft for up to six hours. Like Google Earth, it enables police to zoom in on certain areas. And like TiVo, it permits them to rewind, so that they can look back and see what happened anywhere they weren't watching in real time.

Submission + - Our Education System is Failing IT 1

Nemo the Magnificent writes: In this guy's opinion most IT workers can't think critically. They are incapable of diagnosing a problem, developing a possible solution, and implementing it. They also have little fundamental understanding of the businesses their employers are in, which is starting to get limiting as silos are collapsing within some corporations and IT workers are being called upon to participate in broader aspects of the business. Is that what you see where you are?

Comment Re:The commits are funny into themselves. (Score 1) 379

Seems perfectly clear to me :)

-- cut --

--- src/lib/libssl/src/crypto/asn1/tasn_dec.c 2014/04/19 17:12:39 1.19
+++ src/lib/libssl/src/crypto/asn1/tasn_dec.c 2014/04/19 18:40:49 1.20
@@ -172,12 +172,6 @@ ASN1_item_ex_d2i(ASN1_VALUE **pval, const unsigned cha

.. snip ..

if (asn1_cb && !asn1_cb(ASN1_OP_D2I_PRE, pval, it, NULL))

-- paste --

Comment What Scientologists believe .. (Score 1) 186

'Scientologists believe that psychiatrists have always been evil, and their treachery goes back 75 million years when the psychiatrists assisted XENU in killing countless alien life forms. Thanks Google! We may be able to stop these evil Psychs once and for all!"'

How is this any less believable than, we killed our deity, and once a year he comes back to life and we consume of his flesh?

Comment Psychiatry IS totally evil .. (Score 0) 186

They happen to be totally right on this one, psychiatry under the guise of a science, has done more harm than Scientology ever did. Currently the psychiatrists are poisoning your children with know psychoactive toxic drugs, kids reduced to shambling zombies. The main pushers for these drugs being the pharmacology companies.

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