A Massive Botnet of CCTV Cameras Involved In Ferocious DDoS Attacks

An anonymous reader writes: “A botnet of over 25,000 bots is at the heart of recent DDoS attacks that are ferociously attacking businesses across the world with massive Layer 7 DDoS attacks that are overwhelming Web servers, occupying their resources and eventually crashing websites,” reports Softpedia. This botnet’s particularity is the fact that attacks never fluctuated and the attackers managed to keep a steady rhythm. This is not a classic botnet of infected computers that go on and off, but of compromised CCTV systems that are always on and available for attacks. The brands of CCTV DVRs involved in these attacks are the same highlighted in a report by a security researcher this winter, who discovered a backdoor in the firmware of 70 different CCTV DVR vendors. These companies had bought unbranded DVRs from Chinese firm TVT. When informed of the firmware issues, TVT ignored the researcher and the issues


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Microsoft’s open sourcing of .NET hits a major milestone

Microsoft’s open source programming language push reached a new milestone Monday, as the company announced the general availability of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0.
Those two projects are Microsoft’s attempt to make the core elements of its programming language available for use on Linux and OS X, operating systems that previously didn’t support it. To reach this milestone, more than 18,000 developers, representing 1,300 companies, contributed to .NET Core.
It’s all part of Microsoft’s push to make .NET available for developers to use across platforms, whether on the desktop, servers or mobile. To that end, the tech giant earlier this year acquired Xamarin, which makes a set of tools allowing developers to build mobile apps across iOS and Android using .NET, too.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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.NET Core 1.0 Released, Now Officially Supported By Red Hat

Microsoft on Monday announced the release of .NET Core, the open source .NET runtime platform. Finally! (It was first announced in 2014). The company also released ASP.NET Core 1.0, the open-source version of Microsoft’s Web development stack. ArsTechnica reports:Microsoft picked an unusual venue to announce the release: the Red Hat Summit. One of the purposes of .NET Core was to make Linux and OS X into first-class supported platforms, with .NET developers able to reach Windows, OS X, Linux, and (with Xamarin) iOS and Android, too. At the summit today, Red Hat announced that this release would be actively supported by the company on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Prometheus and Kubernetes up and running

You may have read recently on this blog about CoreOS investing development resources in the open source Prometheus monitoring system. Prometheus provides complete container cluster monitoring: instrumentation, collection, querying, and alerting. Monitoring is an integral part of ensuring infrastructure reliability and performance through observability, and Prometheus is a unified approach to monitoring all the components of a Kubernetes cluster, including the control plane, the worker nodes, and the applications running on the cluster.
This blog post walks through installing a Prometheus server in a Kubernetes cluster, monitoring the cluster components, and monitoring our own application services with an example of a Prometheus node exporter.
First, follow these steps to easily spin up a virtual multi-node Kubernetes cluster on your development box. Verify that your Kubernetes cluster is working by running kubectl get nodes. The output should look like this:
NAME STATUS AGE
172.17.4.101 Ready,SchedulingDisabled 8m
172.17.4.201 Ready 7m
172.17.4.202 Ready 8m
172.17.4.203 Ready 8m

Each of these nodes


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Microsoft releases .NET Core 1.0, complete with Red Hat Linux support

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Microsoft announced the launch of .NET Core 1.0. Continuing the company’s embrace of other platforms, the latest version of the open source .NET runtime platform supports Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and — of course — Linux. At the summit, Red Hat said that .NET Core 1.0 will be fully supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With Microsoft’s partnership with Red Hat late last year, and the company’s on-going expansion into the cross-platform cloud, Linux support is not entirely surprising. Also announced today was ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework 1.0 for developers to… [Continue Reading]


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Simple ways of reducing the cognitive load in code

Low bug count, good performance, easy modification. Good code is high-impact, and is perhaps the main reason behind the existence of the proverbial 10x developer. And yet, despite it’s importance, it eludes new developers. Literature on the subject usually amounts to disconnected collections of tips. How can a new developer just memorize all that stuff? “Code Complete“, the greatest exponent in this matter, is 960 pages long!
I believe it’s possible to construct a simple mental framework that can be used with any language or library and which will lead to good quality code by default. There are five main concepts I will talk about here. Keep them in mind and writing good code should be a breeze.
Keep your personal quirks out of it
You read some article which blows your mind with new tricks. Now you are going to write clever code and all your peers will be impressed.
The problem is that people


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