Analysis of the GitHub DDoS.

NETRESEC took a closer look at the long lasting DDoS attacks on github.com. One of the few instances of this type of attack that even made it to mainstream media.
The article finds random web browsers from outside China are tricked into reloading two particular pages on github.com. Apparently, this happens by manipulating requests coming from users physically outside China to services in country hosted content at the border infrastructure.

This is another example of why encryption is a good thing. General usage of SSL/TLS will prevent passive filtering infrastructure from manipulating traffic, and prevent such problems.

via NETRESEC Network Security Blog.

Europol chief warns on computer encryption.

Europol chief warns on computer encryption.

And No more cubes warns on Europol chief.

10 Myths of Enterprise Python

PayPal Engineering Blog: 10 Myths of Enterprise Python.

via ycombinator.

Passenger on Earth

Passenger on Earth is a travel- and photo-blog for positive people having fun in foreign cultures. It tries to inspire people, share the spirit of adventure and amazing landscapes, carries you to the most beautiful places all over the planet, it supports your travel plans with stories, ideas and thoughts, to allow you to enjoy any of your trip with all your senses, and writes for the individualist.

I recommend this blog, because I have fun in this content, in traveling, in remote places, in photography. And because I envy Petra Paul, a former colleague of mine, a bit for her ambition and courage to do this.

Petras latest post about her trip to Lappland and the Polar circle is here: Husky Abenteuer Lappland – Erlebnis Hundeschlitten Touren.

OWASP Internet of Things Top Ten Project

Ich bin das Polizeiauto.The OWASP Project is looking at the Internet of Things, too, and published a top 10 of security concerns for that matter. While all of this is reasonable for the Internet of Things, it can be applied very generally for the Internet of anything. Good security pays in every environment, it’s just the Internet of Things has potentially more attack surface.

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