Gordon And Mike's ICT Podcast
Perspectives on Technology and Education from Gordon F. Snyder, Jr. & Mike Qaissaunee

In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics, including: 

- The Jesters denial of service attack on the Westboro Baptist Church website.

- How one might prevent such attacks

- The seizure of domain names by the Department of Homeland Security

- The treatment of Bradley Manning

- Google and bugs in Flash

- A 16-year old girl that may have hacked HBGary 

- Skype and encryption data leaks

and, finally

- How the events in Japan may effect iPad2 availability.

Layer 7 Denial of Service attacks:

th3j35t3r's assault on Westboro Baptist Church Website Continues

https://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/12400-Assault-on-Westboro-Baptist-Church-Website-Continues.html

Live Performance Report for Westboro Church Website: four sites held down 24 days from a single 3G cellphone: 

http://uptime.netcraft.com/perf/graph?site=www.godhatesfags.com

Defense techniques:

Protecting a Web server with a Load-Balancer 

http://samsclass.info/124/proj11/proj15-haproxy.html

Protecting a Web server with mod_security (a Web Application Firewall)

http://samsclass.info/124/proj11/p16-mod-security.html

Protecting a Web server with iptables (a firewall)

http://samsclass.info/124/proj11/p5x-iptables-layer7.html

Westboro Spoof for a Good Purpose

http://www.godhatesjapan.com/

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DHS siezure of domain names:

Web seizures trample due process 

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/ars-interviews-rep-zoe-lofgren.ars

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Bradey Manning's Continuing Abuse in Captivity

Ellsberg on Obama’s View that Manning’s Treatment is “Appropriate”

http://www.ellsberg.net/archive/ellsberg-obama-manning

WH forces P.J. Crowley to resign for condemning abuse of Manning

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/03/13/crowley

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Google and Flash Bugs

Google first to patch Flash bug with Chrome update

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214689/Google_first_to_patch_Flash_bug_with_Chrome_update

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"Anonymous" Hacker Speaks

Is This The Girl That Hacked HBGary?  16 years old, and in hiding for a felony

http://blogs.forbes.com/parmyolson/2011/03/16/is-this-the-girl-that-hacked-hbgary/

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Skype Encryption Leaks Data

Uncovering spoken phrases in encrypted VoIP conversations

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~fabian/papers/oakland08.pdf

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Shortages of Apple's iPad and iPhone to bleed into June quarter -- caused by Japan's disasters

http://www.hackinthebox.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=40531&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Direct download: G_M_and_S_Podcast_3-17-11.mp3
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