PHPBB Security — Massive SPAMbot attack starts in 2015

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Some vulnerable phpbb based forums have experienced a massive ongoing “SPAM bot” invasion as documented in the following thread.  User registration and even guest accounts must be setup with the best practices to defeat these highly automated attacks: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2283526 How can I deal with up to 450 “guests” on my forum doing or trying to […]

Cyberattacks – Locking down UDP service to prevent DDoS attacks

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SANS and ISC have excellent advice to help reduce potential severity of DDoS attacks as noted below: ISC – LINK will 2015 be year DDoS attacks stopped QUOTE: Among the events of the past few days during the holidays was a DDoS attack on Sony’s Playstation network and on Xbox Live’s network.  The attack was […]

Security 2014 in review – eWeek documents top 10 incidents

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This informative slide show highlights 10 significant security incidents during 2014, as shared by eWeek magazine http://www.eweek.com/security/slideshows/top-10-security-incidents-and-vulnerabilities-of-2014.html   This past year has been one of the busiest ones on record for IT security professionals, with a seemingly endless stream of high-profile exploits and software vulnerabilities. At the end of 2013, Target revealed what turned out […]


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