Posts tagged security

Strange Loop IP Spoofing Talk

An engineer at Cloudflare shares some data from the front lines of fighting DDoS attacks. He also makes the connection between DDoS and service centralization and offers some potential solutions. (Unfortunately I don't see any incentive for big companies to fix this problem.)
  • This is a fantastic idea! You install a bit of software on your server to automate the security certificate garbage. It'd be great for low-stakes sites where the hassle of setup is the barrier.
  • Leonard has a great summary of the Apple security problem: "Either Apple’s security was so incompetent or negligent that they have not been aware of what was going on, or they knew, but actively ignored the issue and decided that it was not worth fixing."
  • This looks like a nice stab at making public key cryptography more user-friendly.
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