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[382] How Google Mounted a Mirai Resistance

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Last September, KrebsOnSecurity, the website of prominent security researcher Brian Krebs, found itself on the receiving end of what has been characterised as the largest DDoS ever, orchestrated by targeting a botnet composed millions of IoT (internet-of-things) devices, like Refrigerators and Camera, towards the website. For a time, KrebsOnSecurity lived thanks to pro-bono DDoS protection from Akamai, […]

382 Computer Security Blog

[382] Symantec’s HTTPS Woes

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HTTPS is the protocol used for secure client-to-server communication over HTTP. It adds in an SSL certificate to every server request, and we validate these certificates by asking certificate authorities (CAs) whether or not they’re legit. (As always, this is a simplification.) For many years, any action on the internet that benefited from privacy — like […]