Airbnb: Where do you stay when you travel?

I first discovered Airbnb about 2 years ago, when I was browsing the App Store. At first, it looked like a very nice app to look at for some crazy places to stay, but then I started learning more about it and signed up. My account says I signed up in October 2012, fully intending to use it but, life got in the way.

I finally have a chance to use it now on my upcoming trip to New York.

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Feedly is under a DDoS attack

Feedly, the popular and free RSS service cannot be accessed for several hours because of a DDoS attack. The attackers are demanding money to stop the attack.

The danger of paying DDoS blackmailers is that you’re only encouraging them to attack you more, perhaps increasing their financial demands next time, so Feedly is really doing the right thing here by sticking to their guns.

What is a DDoS attack?

A DDoS (distributed denial of service) can be made in several different ways. For example, it’s called a DoS (denial of service attack) if a server has enough bandwitdh and enough resources, it can open thousands of connections to my blog and probably bring it down because it is effectively drowning it in requests.

With Feedly however, it is probably a botnet, which is a network of infected computers controlled by somebody. This network can have thousands of computers that receive the command to attack at the same time. This is the DDoS, as it’s distributed.

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The Next Web reports about and their maybe innocent fun?

It works like this: you visit, enter a page URL and press the big ‘Edit’ button. You’ll be redirected to a framed version of the target site which you can edit. You can change the text, add an image and do pretty much anything you want. When you are done improving (or defacing) your page you press ‘Save & Finish’ and you’ll get a custom pointing to your edited page.

Source: The Next Web

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