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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1767 Amazon offers DDoS protection with Shield
This isn't far from the first such service. Akamai, CloudFlare, and Incapsula all offer DDoS mitigation services. AWS Shield, however, is only for AWS customers.

What Amazon brings to the DDoS battle-line is the sheer scale of Amazon Web Services (AWS). This family of services makes up the world's largest public cloud.

Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, in announcing Shield at AWS re:Invent, claimed, "I think this will really help you protect yourselves even against the largest and most sophisticated attacks that we've seen out there."

I wish them luck with that. Even AWS might shake some with an assault of the magnitude that took down the Dyn Domain Name System (DNS) provider earlier this year. 1.2 Terabits per second (Tbps), which is estimated to be the attack's high point, would be enough to wreck anyone's day.
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#1775 New large-scale DDoS attacks follow schedule
#1774 One bit to rule a system: analyzing CVE-2016-7255 exploit in the wild
#1773 Exploit company exodus sold Firefox zero-day earlier this year
#1772 Bypassing CSP using polyglot JPEG
#1771 A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online
#1770 New SmsSecurity variant roots phones, abuses accessibility features and TeamViewer
#1769 Google fixes 12 high-severity flaws In Chrome browser
#1768 Buffer overflow exploit can bypass Activation Lock on iPads running iOS 10.1.1
#1767 Amazon offers DDoS protection with Shield
#1766 Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests
#1765 Analysis of multiple vulnerabilities in AirDroid
#1764 UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor
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