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Meltdown and Spectre Attack: Patches 2018.01.04

HiveWind’s HiveShield runs on either “Amazon Linux” or “CentOS Linux”. In either case, stay abreast of Amazon Linux and CentOS patches and simply run “yum update” as patches become available, then reboot via shutdown -r now: sudo yum update sudo shutdown -r now US-CERT has published an initial guidance and links to a first wave of […]
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WordPress Brute-Force Log-In Bots: Firefox/40.1 – Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.1

Many of our clients are reporting the fact that our platform is successfully blocking just about all brute-force log-in attempts by yet another spat of robots with the “Firefox/40.1” User-Agent. Here’s an example request captured on our own deployment via ngrep: POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1. Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Accept: */* [...]
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Cure for Newsletter Bombs

This article by BetaNews covers a new trend of “Newsletter Bombs“, as a new form of DDoS. This time, instead of your Web Site being taken-down, your e-mail box is rendered useless. From monitoring our logs and discussing with our clients, we have reasons to believe that our product HiveShield, available for deployment in AWS Cloud […]
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Web Hosting Firms: DDoS Protection for Clients

Since we first launched HiveShield 2 years ago in Amazon AWS, we have been regularly approached by Web Hosting Firms seeking to protect their clients from DDoS attacks. Here’s what we learned: They’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on appliances from various vendors, resulting in tenuous efficacy at best, and disaster at worst. Appliances’ astronomically high [...]
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Celebrating 2 Years Today

Today marks 2 years since we first launched HiveShield on the Amazon AWS Marketplace. Already at version 2.6 and 2.7 just around the corner, we never cease to innovate as we relentlessly seek new ways to bring value to our clients. April’s a big month for us: We were a wild success at HostingCon Global 2017 […]
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HiveWind at HostingCon Global 2017 & $150 Off All-Access Pass

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at HostingCon Global 2017 at Booth 529 If you would like to save $150 on an All-Access Pass for HostingCon Global 2017, send us an email to hostingcon@hivewind.com, and we’ll hook you up, “while supplies last”. If you wish to learn more about the DDoS Threat […]
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DDoS Reflection Attacks

DDoS Reflection Attacks are a particularly effective vector in a perpetrator’s tool chest to take your site offline, as they allow the attacker to summon a much smaller number of their zombie robots. Other types of attacks require the perpetrator to summon a large amount of their zombie robots to take-down your site. How it […]
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Halloween DDoS News

  Anonymous attacks two Japanese airports UK e-tailers hit by suspected DDoS barrage Attackers hijack CCTV cameras and network-attached storage devices to launch DDoS attacks DDoS scammers collect $20,000 with Ashley Madison extortion  
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Aria’s £15,000 Bounty

Aria PC Technology vows to fight DDoS attackers – When e-tailers fight back, and this apparently isn’t Aria‘s first rodeo: “A year or so ago we suffered from a website attack. A £10,000 bounty was put on this to help us catch them. This resulted in two raids by the Police in North London, confiscation of […]
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Star Wars Episode VII: Arclight Fan-DoS

      At HiveWind, we’re undying fans of both Arclight Cinemas and Star Wars. So when tickets went on sale for Episode VII, we jumped into the fray with everybody else. Of course, this surge in traffic is very likely to trip-up just about every typical DDoS solution’s “statistical model“, triggering what we at […]
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