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IMPENETRABLE. The activereach blog is about network security in simple terms. Our aim is to share vital knowledge with business people across all functions so that they can understand the impact of emerging security trends and gain critical insight into how these could be adopted in their organisations. Security so good, it’s impenetrable.

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IoT Security Part 1: Nobody Knows You’re A Hacked Light Bulb

Neil Gershenfeld, the MIT computer pioneer, once made the joke that “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a lightbulb”.1 2 Speaking back in 2005, he was referring to the then emerging technology platform of the Internet of Things (IoT), where all sorts of devices and sensors such as webcams, lights, thermostats and even coffee pots were starting to be IP-enabled and connected to the Internet.

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My Network Has High Cholesterol: The Danger Of Low And Slow Attacks

This month we share a blog article from our technology partner, Radware. Low and slow DDoS attack traffic is increasingly becoming a strain on business resources, consuming bandwidth and in turn, resulting in a poor customer experience and financial loss – in most instances the targeted organization will absorb such traffic without even noticing or knowing

You know when you get to a certain age, feeling ‘good’ just isn’t enough?

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Defending The App Eco-System: Developing A Modern WAF Strategy

Web and mobile application cyber-attacks are on the increase, with Forrester reporting that 40% of all security breaches are aimed at these services.[1] Even more worryingly, attacks specifically targeting secure Web services such as e-commerce are particularly on the rise, with Arbor Networks recently reporting “a massive increase over last year”.[2]

It is not surprising that cybercriminals are targeting web-based applications.

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Making A DDoS Hacker – Games, Cheats, Booters And Remote Control

Max Pritchard

 

There’s something magical about remote control.

The world I grew up in involved getting up and crossing the room to select from one of three channels of TV – or turning the box off. Today, remote controls festoon every surface of my living room and the idea of getting up to operate a device is as anachronistic as using the word “box” to describe a television.

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Tech Talks at Infosecurity Europe 2017


Raza Rizvi, activereach to deliver Infosec Tech Talk on preparing for a DDoS attack

Conference Session: DDoS On The Frontline: How To Plan & Prepare For A DDoS Attack – With Three Real-Life Case Studies

Date: 6th June 2017

Time: 16.00 – 16.25

Venue: Tech Talks Theatre at Infosecurity Europe 2017

Speaker: Raza Rizvi, Technical Director

Large and destructive DDoS attacks against major businesses are now commonplace.

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