Slowloris DoS Tool: It Can Bring Down Apache 1.x/2.x

last updated in Categories Apache, Networking, News, PF Firewall, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security Alert, UNIX, Windows server

Apache Security Update – a flaw In Apache can be used to carry out DoS. Slowloris is a new Apache DoS tool which can use slow Internet links to bring down Apache servers, rather than flooding networks. Most D/DoS tool requires faster net connections but this tool works with minimal bandwidth. This tool can lead to a DoS attack on Apache 1.x, 2.x, dhttpd, GoAhead WebServer, and Squid, while MS IIS6.0, IIS7.0, and lighttpd are confirmed not vulnerable to this attack.

The importance of Linux partitions

last updated in Categories Howto, Linux, Security, Sys admin, Tips

An operating system like Windows / Linux can be installed on a single, unpartitioned hard disk. However, the ability to divide a hard disk into multiple partitions offers some important advantages. Explains the importance of Linux / UNIX partitions to improve security, stability and performance.