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Seven Benefits of CDN, a Content Delivery Network

CDN is an acronym for Canadian dollars, but it also one for content delivery system or content distribution. It is a set of servers organized among more than one data center throughout the Internet. It is when content is hosted and delivered and available in more than one area of the Internet. Web hosted security can be available in this manner. Today's business teams are made up of people who live, work, and travel in different hemispheres, timezones, infrastructures, and under different governments and regulations. Access to content is crucial.

A CDN enables users and managers of content to access it with high availability and performance. A good CDN can effectively serve all types of Internet content any time and any where such as social networks, live streaming and downloadable media, applications for mobile and not so mobile devices, electronic commerce, scripts, voice, and text.

Seven is a lovely number. Repeat a short important phrase seven times, and one is…

Seven Million Unsecured NTP Servers Prime Targets for DDoS

Since its rollout in 1985, Network Time Protocol (a UDP protocol) has been attractive to hackers because it is easy to use and easy to spoof. It synchronizes the clocks of computer systems (client systems with server systems) over data networks. The international Internet gaming community, North Korea's news agency KCNA and CloudFlare were hit by NTP. In particular, rival gaming gangs bragged about their Internet kills on Twitter and other social networks. Must have been the work of talented hackers, right? Not necessarily. DDoS for Hire is cheap and can be bought on peer to peer job sites that are like Fiverr and Rehan Jobs. The "get even" offers are posted for a few hours and then pulled as soon as a few customers bite and buy.

UDP networking protocols include these services: NTP (which we talk about here), chargen (which BlockDoS wrote about in 2013), DNS (Domain Name Server), SNMP, and RADIUS. They are embedded in all types of broadband CPE devices that consumers use.…

Beware of Worst Online Smoke Screen - DDoS

A recent news item surprised us that approximately 200 New York community banks took a cyber-security test! How ready were they though? The test takers did not have a clear understanding of how DDoS works and its ability to be the perfect smoke screen for the Internet's most horrible crimes. Can the finance-related industry learn a lesson and take proactive steps to be ready 24/7?

Terrorists are not the worst enemy in the cyber world. Global and local cyber gangs with the most sinister objectives are, and they use DDoS and virtual private networks to hide themselves and their work.

Banks, in particular, need to not only secure services that successfully prepare for and mitigate distributed denial of service attacks but also stop global cyber criminal rings from using the DDoS as a diversion online to steal valuable company secrets, credit card numbers, debit card numbers, money, and customer identity.

Retail and wholesale business, as well as consumers, want transactions on websites…