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Justin Bauer

How Visual Basic Broke Modern Python Welcome to the World of High Orbit Ion Cannon

In 2012, Anonymous introduced HOIC (high orbit ion cannon) as a replacement to LOIC (low orbit ion cannon). Unlike its predecessors, that were built upon C, and later java. This new DDoS player was built upon the unsuspecting language of Visual Basic. Taught in high school classrooms, Visual Basic [...]

May 27th 2015

Invalid TCP Flags Attacks Gaming the System

Figure 1: The TCP connection cycle.Packets with malicious intent encompass a diverse ecosystem of TCP behaviors. However network layer attacks that seek to be the most powerful are the ones that work within the expected connection cycle (see above: figure 1). For example one could launch a flood o[...]

Apr 30th 2015

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