Mind blown. (Warning, extreme techie geek content is contained in this link.)
Bitsquatting refers to the registration of a domain names one bit different than a popular domain. The name comes from typosquatting: the act of registering domain names one key press different than a popular domain. Bitsquatting frequently resolved domain names makes it possible to exploit computer hardware errors via DNS. For more details on bitsquatting my research, please see my Blackhat 2011 whitepaper. Someone has posted a youtube video of my DEFCON 19 talk about this topic. The slides from my DEFCON 19 talk are also available.
So, I just spent the better part of the evening learning all about Apache/PHP/Wordpress/etc caching and squeezing every ounce of performance out of my server to handle massive traffic loads. My website should be nice and fast now when the horde shows up ! Continue reading “Website be fast!”
A huge THANK YOU (again) to LifeHacker Editor-in-Chief, Alan Henry, for posting about the new Lite Version my toolkit. See the new LifeHacker article here. This new one is made for non-techies to be able to fix their computer automatically. Also thank you to Front Range Internet, Inc. for being willing to setup additional monitoring on my server and tell me when it was having problems.
Have computer problems but don’t want to call a technician just yet? Download and try it!
I have finally put together an easy to use version of my All in One – System Rescue Toolkit. This “Lite” version can be run by ANYONE, you don’t have to be a tech guru or dig through some crazy files to fix some common computer problems!
If you are a technician and want to direct friends and family to an automated tool developed by a tech professional without all the bloatware, feel free to share!
This is NOT one of those “Free PC Repair” scams or “Free Registry Cleaner” scams that claims you have thousands of problems then tries to rope you into paying $30 – $60 to “fix” them. While I do ask for donations to support the project, this is far from the scare tactics used by the junk software out there.
I have been reading the published reviews, comments, and forum posts since the release of my toolkit a few months back. There has been some talk and excitement from you all about getting your hands on this automated Lite version, and now it has finally arrived!