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Verisign Adds 7% to .com Prices...Forever

Read 'em and weep, folks.  That smooth 7% curve is what Verisign has planned for .com owners.  As DomainNameAPI.com notes: Verisign, the registrar of the .COM domain extension, on 1 September 2021 increased the wholesale price it charges registrars for .COM registrations and renewals from $7.85 to $8.39. In September 2022, it will increase the price from $8.39 to $8.97. We're speculating that the 7% increases will continu...

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Verisign Adds 7% to .com Prices...Forever

"Creepy" Isn't What You Want in an Emoji, Microsoft

Earlier this summer, Microsoft released new emojis for their platforms.  If you're a corporate slave staring at Teams all day, there is a palette of these smiling faces to inject some humanity into yo...

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Would You Play Russian Roulette with a UUID?

I was explaining UUIDs to a junior colleague today, who was hung up on the idea of probabilities, and it lead to an interesting viewpoint. A UUID is a Universal Unique IDentifier.  They're used all ov...

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Would You Play Russian Roulette with a UUID?

Those Spam Texts Are Coming From Twilio: They've Been Hacked

Twilio has suffered a data breach and the attackers "used the stolen credentials to gain access to some of our internal systems". Twilio is a messaging platform with a nice API.  I used it last year t...

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Those Spam Texts Are Coming From Twilio: They've Been Hacked

WARNING: PikaPods are Addictive!

I've been wanting to give PikaPods a spin ever since we interviewed their founder.  The one-sentence summary of PikaPods is: packaged apps on individual containers and you pay by the app. I wanted to...

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WARNING: PikaPods are Addictive!

Visa/MC Cuts off PornHub Due to Child Pornography

Both Visa and MasterCard cut off payment processing for TrafficJunky, the advertising arm of MindGeek, the proprietor of pornography site PornHub.  There is a pending lawsuit which claims that Visa "k...

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Visa/MC Cuts off PornHub Due to Child Pornography

OVH Chops Network Promise in Half, So Customer Returns 30 Servers

We had an interesting story play out on LowEndTalk recently about OVH and their game server offering. OVH has really had a powerful offering in this space.  Because of their size and efficiency and ma...

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OVH Chops Network Promise in Half, So Customer Returns 30 Servers

DDoS Attacks are 100 Times Worse Compared to Last Year

According to a recent Kaspersky report, DDoS attacks have gotten much worse over the last 12 months. According to the report: The average duration of a DDoS attack in Q2 was about 3000 minutes (roughl...

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DDoS Attacks are 100 Times Worse Compared to Last Year

LowEndBox is on Instagram and TikTok!

A few weeks ago we asked our visitors to vote on which social media platform we should add to LowEndBox. Since we published the Poll in July, LowEndBox has added both TikTok and Instagram to our socia...

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LowEndBox is on Instagram and TikTok!

Can You Lend Apple and Meta Some Cash? They're Asking

News this week broke that both Apple and Meta are both taking out huge loans. Apple is borrowing $5.5 billion, and Meta is borrowing $10 billion.  Both are for "general corporate purposes, share repur...

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Can You Lend Apple and Meta Some Cash?  They're Asking

VirMach Teeters at the Edge

Interesting discussion on LowEndTalk over the last week about Virmach, a provider that has been sharing offers with our community for quite a while. Several users are reporting issues.  Their Looking...

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VirMach Teeters at the Edge

Don't Tell Jon I Shared This Code With You

We put a video on TikTok with a giveaway bonus code.  Naturally, as LowEndBox management surveys their enterprise from their lofty corporate jets, they want to put that code only on TikTok so later th...

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Don't Tell Jon I Shared This Code With You

The Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2022 Q2 Are Here!

Backblaze is a cloud storage/backup company that has done some interesting things with its storage.  They innovated the Backblaze Storage Pod: "Offering both an unlimited online backup service and the...

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The Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2022 Q2 Are Here!

Vim rewritten in Javascript! Linux Inside A Web Browser!

We all love our favorite editor or IDE! Over the years, I've learned that folks especially love the ed editor, vim, emacs, and too many others to list. Apologies if I didn't mention your favorite edit...

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Vim rewritten in Javascript! Linux Inside A Web Browser!

Win Amazing Prizes in RackNerd's Massive Summer Giveaway!

It's been a few months since we've done a giveaway and now community provider RackNerd has stepped up to the bat with an awesome giveaway!  How awesome?  Check these prizes! Enter for a chance to win...

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Win Amazing Prizes in RackNerd's Massive Summer Giveaway!

Let's Cross-Synergize Our Social Media Presences!

Confession time: we want to grow our social media presence.  Besides the economic reasons, it's also part of our core mission to educate people who are paying way too much for hosting services.  Someo...

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Let's Cross-Synergize Our Social Media Presences!

"My God! What's the Price on That?" We Land on TikTok

I kinda like going thrifting If I get it for the low we're business yeah Whoa, my God, what's the price on that, whoa! You can tell me that these things don't matter But I know that You like high pric...

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Review of GTHost servers -- 15 minute setup at 17 locations!

Well known Low End regular GTHost recently asked Low End Box for a review, and we are happy to oblige. As reported below, we successfully installed multiple servers in multiple locations with great re...

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Review of GTHost servers -- 15 minute setup at 17 locations!

Amazon Broke the Internet Today. Good Sales Tactic?

Amazon's Ohio datacenter experienced a significant outage today.  Amazon reported that "some instances within a single Availability Zone (USE2-AZ1) in the US-EAST-2 Region have experienced a loss of p...

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Amazon Broke the Internet Today.  Good Sales Tactic?

New Trans-Pacific Cable: Will It Improve Asia Bandwidth?

NEC revealed that they have taken a contract to build a new trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable called JUNO. The new cable (which will be 10,000km or about 7,000 miles long) is expected to be completed in...

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New Trans-Pacific Cable: Will It Improve Asia Bandwidth?

Google Still Addicted to Third Party Cookies, May Need to Go to Rehab

Everyone is making too much money using third party cookies so they're not going away "yet". You may recall that back in January of 2020, Google announced that they were going to remove third party co...

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Google Still Addicted to Third Party Cookies, May Need to Go to Rehab

Does WHMCS License Verify Even Work?

When a new host comes along, one of the standard checks I make is to ensure that they are not using a cracked version of WHMCS.  Since time immemorial, the LowEndTalk selling rules have stated that "U...

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Does WHMCS License Verify Even Work?

Apple Silicon: A Hard Use Review

I'm an Apple fanboy.  Actually, I'm a Unix fanboy and I find macOS to be the best desktop expression of that OS.  I wouldn't want to run macOS on my servers - I use Linux or *BSD for that - but for de...

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Apple Silicon: A Hard Use Review

Own a Network of Data Centers for Less than $150!

You might think that buying an interest in a global network of data centers would cost you tens or hundreds of millions of dollars.  But you can get in cheaper.  Way cheaper.  How cheap?  Less than $1...

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Own a Network of Data Centers for Less than $150!

Is Starlink Service a Sinking Ship?

Are you a Starlink user? Starlink is the satellite Internet service started by Elon Musk.  Unlink earlier technology providers like Dish Network, Starlink's birds fly a lot lower and this improves lat...

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Is Starlink Service a Sinking Ship?

Why It May Be Illegal to Pay Ransomeware and Why a Ban on Payments Won't Work

If your organization's data is being held for ransom by hackers, should you pay up?  The universal consensus is that you shouldn't because it encourages criminals.  But an earlier question needs to be...

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Why It May Be Illegal to Pay Ransomeware and Why a Ban on Payments Won't Work

Your Wordpress Has Been Scanned. Hope You Weren't Hacked.

Wordfence reports that hackers are widely attempting to exploit a vulnerability that they reported over three months ago.  According to The Register: Wordfence disclosed the flaw almost three months a...

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Your Wordpress Has Been Scanned.  Hope You Weren't Hacked.

Free! 8 vCPUs And 32GB RAM! -- Coming Soon From Google Cloud!

In today's Google Cloud Blog Post, Product Managers Subra Chandramouli and Jamie Kinney announced plans for expanding the use of Arm® architecture CPUs at Google Cloud. Following last year's introduct...

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Free! 8 vCPUs And 32GB RAM! -- Coming Soon From Google Cloud!
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