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Distributed Denial of Service: How Bots attack

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Issue #36

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This past week the new iPhone delivered and iOS was made available for everyone.

If you own an iPhone, make sure you check out the links at the bottom. There is ton’s to know about iOS 16 and the iPhone.

This week’s topic is about DDOS.

Something I’ve known about but learned more about this week. The most interesting part is a 13 year old in school figured out how to do these attacks by accident.

This week is one the best I’ve sent so far.

Enjoy.


Distributed Denial of Service: How Bots attack

A DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack uses multiple connections to stop access to a website or internet service.

These attacks use many computers to complete the attack. These computers can be PC, Macs, servers, video game consoles, and even smart home devices. The hackers need a device with a security hole like a zero day to install their malware.

With so many devices and people not keeping their devices up to date it’s not difficult for hackers to find what they need.

This is why it is so important to keep your device’s operating system and apps updated.

Photo by Mahdi Bafande on Unsplash

Now, imagine there’s a person who’s mad at a company.

The company conducts all of their business through the phone system.

This person wants revenge. The best way to keep the company from doing business is tying up their phone lines.

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News not jargon

Walmart now lets you virtually model clothing on your own body

This new way to try on clothes uses AR (augmented reality).

This is similar to the tech you’ve probably seen for furniture. You take a pic of yourself. Then you pick the outfit and color.

We will see the results of the accuracy.

iPhone 14 internal redesign reduces cost of cracked back glass repairs

This redesign is a welcome change.

Apple has made it difficult for the average person to fix damage. Changing the back to be able to be opened easier might signal a transition. I’m hoping to see easier battery changes too!

Would love to see these changes in their notebooks too.

Nothing like being able to upgrade the memory and hard drive storage years down the road.

Adobe purchased Figma for $20 billion.

Adobe conceded to Figma.

Off the top it appears Adobe won since they made the purchase. But look at the bigger picture. Adobe had 20 billion dollars to build a tool better than Figma. But they didn’t believe they could.

So they purchased them.

This is a common occurrence in tech. The big companies have a ton of money to throw around. So instead of trying to innovate, they buy the latest innovation.

Figma will become Adobe Figma and the team who made Figma will be absorbed.

iPhone Roundup

With the new version of iOS and iPhone shipping this past week I figured I would drop some good resources from reviews to how to’s.

iOS 16: 10 settings you need to change right now! | Macworld

26 of the Best New Features in iOS 16

Dictating on the iPhone – how to get the best results

Some iPhone 14 Pro Phones Are Having Scary Camera Issues

These iOS 16 apps offer support for the new Lock Screen widgets