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DDoS News, Trends & Tutorials

Block Forum & Comment Spam with HiveShield

Did you know, that virtually 100% of all spam on forum sites & blogs comes from “Bad Robots”? Even registration and feedback forms are the victims of those bots, resulting in thousands of “fake registrations” and “fake feedback”. Meet HiveShield, the Load-Balancer that has Your Back against Bad Robots: Spam Bots – Fake User Registrations, […]
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90% OFF – Double the Cores – Best Cyber Monday Deal

Meet HiveShield, the Load-Balancer that has Your Back against Bad Robots: Spam Bots – Fake User Registrations, Comment Spam and more … Hacking Bots Password-Guessing & Brute-Force Login Bots DDoS Attacks Bots (With HiveShield, you can remove all CAPTCHA from your site.) How to lock-in the DEAL Create an account for FREE right NOW to […]
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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

HiveShield Enterprise is a Load-Balancer that will: Mitigate DDoS Attacks Block Spam Bots Block Brute-Force Login Attempts Block scripted vulnerability scans When was the last time a Load Balancer was this useful to you? Since we first launched HiveShield 2 years ago in Amazon AWS, we have been regularly approached by Web Hosting Firms seeking to protect their […]
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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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HTTP to HTTPS Redirection in Amazon AWS: HiveShield 2.6

We’re thrilled to announce that HiveShield 2.6 is live with one new feature: HTTP to HTTPS redirection, aka “Enforce End-User TLS“. It is designed for compatibility with an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). Prior to using HiveShield 2.6, the following AWS article shows how a customer would modify an Apache configuration to implement HTTP to HTTPS redirection behind an Elastic [...]
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HiveShield 2.5 is Out!

We’re thrilled to announce the availability of HiveShield v2.5 with the following new features: HiveShield can now be placed “behind” Amazon’s ELB, or any other load balancer. This provides several advantages: Benefit from Amazon’s ability to absorb low-level network attacks Terminate SSL/TLS at Amazon’s ELB, and as a result: Manage all of your SSL/TLS [...]
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