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WTF Did You Expect? FCC Under Cyber Attack

More resistance to the Chumph screwing America!

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A Typical DDOS Attack involves using surrogates to flood the website of a victim. It is the simplest cyber attack to implement.

FCC Says Its Website’s Under Cyberattack

The Federal Communications Commission said Monday that its website was bombarded with denial-of-service attacks after criticism of the regulator’s plans to reverse net-neutrality rules. The attacks came a day after comedian John Oliver urged viewers of his HBO show to submit electronic comments opposing the regulator’s plans, setting up a website for the sole purpose of filing such comments. Shortly after that appeal, the FCC said in a statement that it “was subject to multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks.” “These were deliberate attempts by external actors to bombard the FCC’s comment system with a high amount of traffic to our commercial cloud host,” the FCC said, adding that the attacks “made it difficult for legitimate commenters to access and file with the FCC.” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said last month he would seek public comment on his plan to undo net-neutrality rules, a move that would leave internet service providers mostly free from FCC regulations. Under the current policy, introduced by the Obama administration, internet service providers are regulated by the FCC to prevent them from giving preferential treatment to certain websites for profit. Pai has described that policy as a “serious mistake” and said it is stifling the industry. Critics of Pai’s plan warn that it would allow internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T to put profits before consumers.

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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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President Obama on Net Neutrality

At least the little guy has support from this President!

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Posted by on February 1, 2010 in General

 

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Faux News… And the Internet

Read this one from Faux’s Business Report and just about fell out of my chair. The level of technical stupidity in this one is astounding!

First off “the Internet” hasn’t been “the Internet” for a long time – since the mid 90’s since the Government relinquished the control and turned it over to commercial enterprise. The Internet is actually hundreds of networks, owned by different companies and (sometimes) interconnected and supported by several major providers who operate systems that give directions. These are called Tier 1 providers. Most of these companies that are generically called “Carriers”  own and operate their own network (and often multiple networks) – including the optical circuits in the ground going from one city to another, the equipment that turns information into light to travel across those “light pipes”, the equipment which manages the flow of information, and the “access” equipment – which if you are a cell phone provider that also means the towers and radio equipment that makes them work.

Making a call to Grandma in Des Moines may never go over the Internet – even though the technology which makes that call possible, may or may not be the same as that used in the Internet. Ergo, just because I am using a “router”, which is also a common piece of equipment utilized in the Internet to direct traffic flow – doesn’t mean I’m part of the Internet.

Indeed, there are some very good reasons as a carrier having certain types of critical data – I don’t want to connect with the Internet, and may chose to operate an “extranet”. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2010 in Faux News

 

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