AdBlock or uBlock? Neither!

Block ads directly from the hosts file Browser extensions for Ads blocking usually works well, but in some cases they use a lot of memory and CPU, especially with really complex web pages. A really god solution for ads blocking, with a minimal footprint on browser performances was developed by Dan Pollock: with some modifications in…

The Internet is still broken

BGP Hijacking is an actual problem that we need to solve Yesterday i have read a brief but interesting article about BGP Hijacking written by Johannes B. Ullrich, published on SANS ISC InfoSec Forum. About BGP Hijacking i have already written something about, you can read on https://www.andreafortuna.org/bgp-hijacking-current-state-and-future-developments-d4077c215d12. Essentially, BGP Hijacking is the illegitimate takeover of…

The great DDoS against Dyn: my personal selection of best articles

Continuously updated… Last Friday a sizable DDoS attack was launched against Dyn’s “Managed DNS” infrastructure using a Mirai-Fueled IoT Botnet, making unreachable services of some companies such as Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit. All sites that deal with technology and cybersecurity have already broached the subject, I think is useful to make a…

BGP Hijacking: current state and future developments

The BGP hijacking is the illegitimate takeover of groups of IP addresses by corrupting Internet routing tables. Autonomous Systems On the Internet any host, identified by its unique IP address, can talk to any other, anywhere in the world: this is achieved by passing data from one router to another, moving each packet closer to…