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Microsoft Shrugged Off 2.4Tbps DDoS Attack

Microsoft reported recently that it had fended off a 2.4Tbps DDoS attack in August.  The attack – launched from 70,000 sources in Asia and the US – was the second biggest attack on record, eclipsed only by the 2.5Tbps attack Google faced in 2017. “The attack vector was a UDP reflection spanning more than 10 […]

Does Your Provider Offer Snapshots?

For a long time, VPS snapshots were only available in high-end hosting companies, but over the last few years they’ve become increasingly common in the marketplace.  This neat feature can be a real time-saver if your provider offers it. What is a Snapshot? Imagine if you could clone your VPS exactly as it is – […]

Microsoft Azure’s CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Microsoft revealed Thursday that some customers’ CosmosDB databases in Azure were accidentally left wide open. A security researcher named Wiz discovered that it could access keys that unlocked thousands of customers’ databases. Microsoft has issued a fix and contacted affected customers so they can change their keys. “This is the worst cloud vulnerability you can […]

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus’s 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it’s interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and provider level, there is more variation.  Looking at the leading botnet C&C hosts, it’s not surprising that the world’s most connected countries (the US, Netherlands […]

LowEndBoxTV: How to Get a Free VPS

Is cheap cloud hosting not cheap enough for you?  Can you really get a VPS for free? Yes! In this video we review a variety of offers from various providers. Some are 1-year trials, some are shorter-term trials, and some are truly free VPS hosting forever. This is a video follow-up to our article on Free […]

Free VPS Hosting Providers – How to get a free VPS!

We regularly post offers for the cheapest VPSes on the planet…but did you know there are places you can get a VPS for free? Naturally there are caveats, provisos, and gotchas, but if your budget is pinched, here are some options for obtaining a VPS for absolutely no cost.  Note that All of these hosts […]