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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Stop building stuff on sand – the Internet, Linux

You’ve probably heard about the big DNS attack on Dyn’s servers today, and you probably know that it was the main cause of “half the internet” not working properly today.

The attack targeted Dyn’s DNS servers and took down a shitload of websites (well, not really took down, but I’ll explain further along), including Netflix, WSJ, Imgur, Reddit, Spotify, etc. According to CNBC citing Dyn “tens of millions of IP addresses” were sending packets and causing mayhem for the U.S. based company. Continue Reading