I have a blog idea and thought of the PERFECT name for it but it's already registered. The person has done nothing with the domain for years so I think they're just squatting on it to get paid an outrageous amount. It expires next week and I want to try to 'steal / snatch / hijack' it out from under their noses , does anyone know if GoDaddy expires all domains at a certain time in a certain timezone? Like, if it says it expires on 9-11-12 does it expire exactly at midnight in for example the Eastern Time Zone? Please hurry and tell me!
It's a method of sending so much data to one computer / IP Address, usually, but not always, a simple "ping", that it essentially gets flooded, can't handle it, and either gets completely knocked offline, or becomes so slow that for all practical purposes that computer, or even website, becomes unusable.
Ever hear of a DOS program? I know someone who is having one used against her system at home and she doesn't know how to stop it.
She's saying some kid got a hold of her home ip address and is using a DOS (denial of service) program to bombard her router or modem or whatever so she cant get service. Everything is bogged down.
It looks like the hackers have been very active lately! Maybe it's the freezing cold weather keeping them from going outside and socializing? Oh wait, it's summer...
According to the people on AndroidForums.com their community has been compromised by hackers and you need to change your password there NOW. For more details, see this post: AndroidForums hacked.
It's starting to get a bit ridiculous lately, huh? Sites are being hacked by the dozens it seems. Even if you choose a solid password you're not necessarily safe. The best thing you can do aside from choosing a strong password is to be sure never to use the same password on more than one website.
Another website gets bit! If you're a Formspring user who thought you were anonymous when asking people questions you might wanna think again.
According to a blog post last night on Formspring they were hacked:
Has anyone read the newest Wikileaks stuff that's supposed to be revealing and dangerous? I haven't yet and was wondering what people thought of it all.
Have you ever wondered how hackers get your passwords? Most of the time it was using a Brute-force hacking script program. One like the picture below
Yep... me again
I was happily perusing Facebook throughout the day when lo & behold I'm told to sign in again. I go to do so, and whoa guess what? Yep you guessed it... I can't. Hit "forgot password" Oh, but we're sorry that email isn't associated with a Facebook account! WHAT??!!
Ok, login to fake... search my name... THERE'S my account looking at me. Search by email, nope. Not found. Ok, go to email, no email from facebook saying it was changed... what gives?