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BLOCKDOS To Attend GITEX Dubai 2016.

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Any company with an online network, website or server is subject to hacking or other malicious attacks. These web attacks can jeopardize confidential personal and financial data and can also cripple a company’s online presence. The end result usually involves a company’s loss of money, time and/or credibility. Fortunately, these losses and disruptions can be avoided if the right safety precautions are implemented. Every company should prioritize online security and its management should be left in the capable hands of specialists.  

Located in Mississauga, Ontario, BLOCKDOS is one of the Leading Canadian Security company that offer comprehensive online security services. BLOCKDOS not only mitigates any attacks on a company’s network, but also takes the necessary measures to prevent such attacks from happening in the first place. Through BLOCKDOS, a company can be confident that their entire network is securely hosted and set up to only allow appropriate traffic to come through. BLOCKDO…

DDOS PROTECTION FOR SHORT DURATION DDOS ATTACKS

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The ultimate goal of a DDoS attack is to bring down the targeted site by flooding it with fake requests, usually from multiple locations.

Thousands of DDoS attacks take place every day and typically these attacks last for a number of days.

But not all of these attacks take days before they die down. There are also short duration DDoS attacks that only take a few minutes. These short duration attacks have the same modus operandi where attackers coordinate and launch the attack full throttle.

These short duration DDoS attacks are becoming more and more talked about and are happening more often as their frequency has increased in comparison to full blown DDoS attacks that last way longer.

An early trend that has been spotted with these short bursts of DDoS attacks is that apparently they’re carried out primarily to divert site owner’s attention.

In this article, we would like to address what happens when this type of attack targets a site and
possible protection…

GAME OVER – WHEN HACKERS GET HACKED

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As we had mentioned in our earlier post ‘Gaming the Gamers – DDoS: The Enemy’, anyone receiving a new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 on Christmas morning was likely in for a frustrating first experience with the system, as the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were both taken down by prolonged distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. In addition to that, an 18-year-old UK man had been arrested as part of an investigation into these DDOS attacks that crippled PlayStation and Xbox services over Christmas.

Well, the hacker group Lizard Squad, which claims responsibility for the Xmas blackout on Xbox Live and PSN, has discovered its own network has been hacked.

Lizard Squad's "boot-for-hire" service was compromised, with more than 14,000 names revealed.

Lizard Squad had achieved their objectives after their devastating attacks on the Christmas morning. They were obviously so pleased with their achievement that they announced their ‘boot-for-h…

GAMING THE GAMERS – DDoS: THE ENEMY

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As a gamer would progress to the new level in a game he meets a new more powerful nemesis who’s ready to make our player’s virtual life more and more troublesome and makes it harder for him to progress further in the game. Well, for the gamers of our age, their nemesis is back and this time round it’s armed to the teeth with new weaponry under its sleeve that makes it even the more powerful and harder to defeat. It’s DDoS aiming at gamers.

Anyone receiving a new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 on Christmas morning was likely in for a frustrating first experience with the system, as the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were both taken down by prolonged distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks.

In addition to that, an 18-year-old UK man has been arrested as part of an investigation into the recent DDOS attacks that crippled PlayStation and Xbox services over Christmas.

Nowadays gaming is not just limited to recreation and entertainment at home for kids and teenagers and more serious adult g…

THE TINY FLASH ON YOUR SMART PHONE COULD BE ALARMING!

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HUNTING SEASON’S ON!

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Whether you are a small online retailer or a big corporation, cometh the Holiday season, it’s hunting time for DDoS perpetrators! It's likely cyber criminals will only scale up their activity as the holiday season approaches.

In these circumstances one must know the importance of implementing DDoS mitigation controls. One must have a comprehensive DDoS mitigation strategy all in readiness. Even the security professionals who know better often find themselves making last-minute contingency plans despite the knowledge that proper planning months in advance would have reduced the cost of the mitigation solution and substantially mitigated any damages during an attack.

The scope of the threat varies from individuals to organizations between different industrial sectors and during different seasons. Your business’ reputation is at stake that can potentially be damaged beyond repairs. Your customers’ confidence levels will nose dive should anything of adverse nature occurs. Planning ahea…

SMART PHONE CREDIT CARD ? HACK YEAH!

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Do you have a good printer? Glue? Well, you’re ready to hack into iPhone 6! At least that’s what’s been proved by Mr. Rogers from the security firm Lookout. All he used was a high resolution copy of a fingerprint through a special printer and some glue and voila! No! It’s not as easy as it sounds. You need at least a thousand dollars and a lot of hope that your plan works plus some other intricacies that are attached with this plan.

Marc Rogers had earlier proved his hacking skills as soon as iPhone 5 came out and he proved the vulnerabilities iPhone 5 and Touch ID presented. But at the same time Rogers suggested that hacking Touch ID is so complicated, that most hackers wouldn't bother. Your iPhone 6 is, for all practical purposes, safe. "Don’t panic," he told Business Insider. "I don't see a risk to consumers in any way."

The bad news is that this won't last, he cautions. With the introduction of Apple Pay, where Apple hopes to turn every smart pho…