Apple, Phishing, Security, Uncategorised

Another day, another Apple phisher…

Hi there!

While cruising through my email spam folder (as one does) I came across a bit of spam that stood out in front of the others, mainly by copying Apple Inc. completely. I had to see what it was. Luckily enough, upon opening the email I could clearly see that this was a phishing attempt to get my apple ID and possibly my card information, lets take a closer look shall we?

The email itself looks very dodgy and tbh I don’t use any Apple product what so ever, I hate them, so how could I be receiving emails about my Apple account being abused?

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DDoS, DoS, Security

DRDoS – Denial of Service on Steroids

DDoS is one of the oldest and most used forms of “internet protesting” in the book, its used thousands of times a day all around the world.  For those who do not know, DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, otherwise meaning a shit tonne of attackers pelting a poor server with millions of packets until said server cannot cope any more and, well, denies service.

Normally if you would like to carry out a DDoS attack you would have to either build a botnet of thousands infected computers or devices, or use a pay-for-hire DDoS service which you can find in one Google search. This is great in all for the common criminal, but building a botnet takes time and skill and pay-for-hire services are costly and mostly useless.

What most people don’t know is that some of the largest attacks ever recorded in internet history were only most likely using a few, maybe 50 machines at most to attack with. This is made possible due to term “Amplification” or “DRDoS” (Distributed Reflection Denial of Service) in which the attackers turn a small request into a much larger one by using open internet resolvers that anyone can use.

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