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The Statistics of DDoS attacks

I remember the first time I sat down in a statistics class at Concordia University in Montreal as it was a requirement for my undergrad Science degree, so I was there by force, so to speak. The professor entered the room, told us his name and a little about his professional background. Once the intr[...]

Jul 8th 2014

Not All Botnets Are Treated Equally……..Brobot Still Has Some Serious Juice!

Last week we had a run in with the notorious Brobot Botnet, if the name sounds familiar it’s because this bot was responsible for sporadic outages on a number of large US based financial institutions in 2013. Said to be operated by al-Qassam Cyber Fighters (AKA QCF).Botnets are born, die, grow, sh[...]

Jun 25th 2014

DOSarrest Systems fully patched for CVE-2014-0224 MITM OpenSSL Flaw

On June 5th, the OpenSSL project announced CVE-2014-0224, a vulnerability that enabled man-in-the-middle-attacks (MITM) and potentially allowed for the decryption and modification of data communication between client and server. A quick audit was ran by the DOSarrest team, and a subsequent set of up[...]

Jun 10th 2014

Testing Your Servers for the Heartbleed Vulnerability

What’s the Heartbleed bug? How does it work?On April 7th, 2014, a security vulnerability in the OpenSSL encryption software was revealed, which affects millions of servers around the world. The bug allows users to send a specially-crafted “heartbeat” packet to an affected server, requesting mo[...]

Apr 17th 2014

Impact of Heartbleed Vulnerability(CVE-2014-0160) and your DOSarrest Services

The engineering team at DOSarrest has conducted a full assessment of systems, in the wakeof April 7th’s disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, also known as Heartbleed.With security being our prime focus we immediately started auditing our systems once the alert became public.After a thorough investigation [...]

Apr 14th 2014
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DOSarrest New System software release V3

After over 2 years of research, development and testing we have upgraded our backend software to a completely brand new (V3) release, this is our 3rd major release since 2008 and it’s a major upgrade from our older platform. There are so many new features available immediately and many more to com[...]

Apr 7th 2014

Facts And Tips On How To Stop DDoS Attacks

As with any news event its usually the largest, most deadly or crazy story that grabs the headlines and sometimes the story is covered 24/7 for weeks. You would think there was an out of control pandemic of Ebola about to sweep across the US, even though as of today there is only 2 confirmed cases o[...]

Mar 12th 2014

Beware The Dangers Of Cross Site Scripting – XSS

Cross Site Scripting, or XSS, is a popular attack vector but why is it such a problem and what can you do to avoid becoming a victim?Basically, XSS is a code vulnerability in a website that allows an attacker to inject malicious client-side scripts into a web page. When you visit a site that has bee[...]

Jan 14th 2014

How To Secure Your Website and Increase its Performance

Do you want your website to be fast? Are you potentially losing sales due to a slow site load time? One of the best ways to increase your website’s performance is to take advantage of caching to accelerate the delivery of your site’s content.Websites are of course made up of individual elements.[...]

Jan 6th 2014

How DDoS Attacks Can Impact Your SEO

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without a story popping up on another major DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. In the past couple of months, we’ve seen DDoS attacks on the Australian Federal Police, Reserve Bank of Australia, and RBS. DDoS attacks have plagued businesses and governme[...]

Dec 24th 2013

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