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New Apache Web Server Bug Threatens Security of Shared Web Hosts

April 2nd, 2019
Mark J Cox, one of the founding members of the Apache Software Foundation and the OpenSSL project, today posted a tweet warning users about a recently discovered important flaw in Apache HTTP Server software. The Apache web server is one of the most popular, widely used open-source web servers in the world that powers almost 40 percent of the whole Internet. The vulnerability, identified as

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F5 Networks Acquires NGINX For $670 Million

March 12th, 2019
One of the most important software companies NGINX, which is also behind the very popular open-source web server of the same name, is being acquired by its rival, F5 Networks, in a deal valued at about $670 million. While NGINX is not a name that you have ever heard of, the reality is that you use NGINX every day when you post a photo, watch streaming video, purchase goods online, or log

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Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

November 15th, 2016

The Dutch hacker, who in 2013 was accused of launching the biggest cyberattack to date against the anti-spam group Spamhaus, escaped prison Monday even after he was sentenced to nearly 8 months in jail because most of his term was suspended.

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, 39, was arrested in April 2013 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona based on a European arrest warrant for launching massive

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World’s largest 1 Tbps DDoS Attack launched from 152,000 hacked Smart Devices

September 28th, 2016

Do you know — Your Smart Devices may have inadvertently participated in a record-breaking largest cyber attack that Internet has just witnessed.

If you own a smart device like Internet-connected televisions, cars, refrigerators or thermostats, you might already be part of a botnet of millions of infected devices that was used to launch the biggest DDoS attack known to date, with peaks of over 1

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Web host 123-reg accidentally slaughters customers’ sites

April 19th, 2016

RIP, data: customers are howling as the company tells some that it can’t get their sites back.

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Google rewarded the Guy who Accidentally bought Google.com, But he Donated it to Charity

October 10th, 2015

Sanmay Ved – the man who actually managed to buy Google.com got a huge reward from Google, but he donated all money to charity.

Last week, an ex-Google employee and now-Amazon employee managed to buy the world’s most-visited domain Google.com via Google’s own Domains service for only $12.

However, Ved owned Google.com for one whole minute before the Mountain View company realized it was

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