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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In December at the Convergence Technology Center's Winter Retreat at Collin College in Frisco Texas, John had the chance to shoot an IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) workshop given by Sam Bowne, from City College of San Francisco. Here's the 35 minute and 47 second Part 1 of the 4 part series.

 

Direct download: Ipv6_1_of_4_Sam_Bowne.m4v
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