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~4,300 publicly reachable servers are posing a new DDoS hazard to the Internet

GOING MAINSTREAM — DDoS-for-hire services adopt new technique that amplifies attacks 37 fold. Dan Goodin – Mar 17, 2021 10:27 pm UTC Criminals are upping the potency of distributed denial-of-service attacks with a technique that abuses a widely used Internet protocol that drastically increases the amount of junk traffic directed at targeted servers. DDoSes are…

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FreeBSD kernel-mode WireGuard moves forward out-of-tree

vpn in the box — Development has been moved to Donenfeld’s own zx2c4.com for the time being. Jim Salter – Mar 17, 2021 10:00 pm UTC Enlarge / ♫ Pop goes the tunnel! ♫Aurich LawsonEarlier this week, we covered progress integrating an implementation of the WireGuard VPN protocol into the FreeBSD kernel. Two days later, there’s…

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Amid panic over AstraZeneca vaccine, WHO urges countries to keep using it

Deep breaths — COVID vaccines don’t prevent blood clots, which are common in the general population. Beth Mole – Mar 17, 2021 9:55 pm UTC Enlarge / Vials in front of the AstraZeneca British biopharmaceutical company logo are seen in this creative photo taken on 18 November 2020.The World Health Organization is urging countries to…

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Intel hires Justin Long to mock Macs in throwback to 2000s “I’m a Mac” ads

Advertising — “No one really games on a Mac.” Samuel Axon – Mar 17, 2021 8:54 pm UTC Intel’s “Justin Gets Real: Touch Screens” ad.Chipmaker Intel has produced a series of ads mocking Apple’s M1 Macs, and it brought on actor Justin Long—famous for his role in Apple’s 2000s “I’m a Mac” ads opposite comedian…

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A severe weather outbreak is underway across the southern United States

Seek cover — When warm and cold air masses collide, bad things can happen. Eric Berger – Mar 17, 2021 8:40 pm UTC Enlarge / Severe weather outlook for Wednesday and Wednesday night.NOAAAn extraordinarily severe weather outbreak is underway across the southern United States today, with several tornadoes already developing in Alabama. More are expected…

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Escargot in cargo: Alarm at invasion of voracious giant snails

One of Australia’s worst biosecurity threats, a 20-centimetre snail with a massive appetite, has started appearing with worrying frequency at our borders.

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Is there any such thing as ‘vegan wool’?

“Vegan wool” made from cotton and weed fibres riles up Australian woolgrowers.

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‘She deserves a statue’: Australia’s first female MP barely recognised in her home town

On this day 100 years ago, Edith Cowan beat Western Australia’s attorney-general to create history. Now there are calls to celebrate her and other unsung women.

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Biden and leaders of Australia, India, Japan to unveil plan to boost Asia’s vaccine supply

President Biden and his counterparts from India, Japan and Australia — collectively known as “the Quad” — will announce a plan to increase vaccine supplies to countries in Asia during a video summit on Friday, a senior administration official told reporters.W…

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Why Greensill’s collapse could spell calamity for Gupta’s steel empire

Australian financier Lex Greensill’s financial empire has collapsed just a year after seeking a $7bn valuation.  On Monday Greensill Capital The post Why Greensill’s collapse could spell calamity for Gupta’s steel empire appeared first on CityAM.