Think database web applications have to be slow? Think again! With our completely free and open source LiteSpeed Memcached, you can accelerate your site by alleviating database load dynamically!
Recently, there have been a number of large-scale brute-force attacks on WordPress sites. These attacks try to bypass WordPress security by attempting to log in with every possible combination of username and password, sometimes sending thousands of requests per second.
Since these attacks began, one of our clients had all 50 of his hosted WordPress sites simultaneously attacked. He was able to mitigate these attacks using LiteSpeed’s mod_security rules, but wanted a way to easily and automatically block these IPs at the server level.
We responded within an hour – modifying our code and publishing a new build that allowed the client to add offending IP addresses to the blocked IP list using mod_security rules. These IPs can then be easily grabbed from the blocked IP list and added to the server level firewall using a script – stopping the connection at the network level before it ever reaches LiteSpeed Web Server.
That’s the kind of speed you can expect from LiteSpeed!
SYN floods are back in vogue. As DDoS-ing becomes more and more of an industry and the resources necessary for an effective attack become more accessible, SYN flooding has become more popular. Unfortunately, LiteSpeed Web Server (or Apache or Nginx or Lighttpd or Cherokee or Jetty or Tomcat or …) can’t help you with SYN floods. Here’s why and what you can do (including signing up for our free anti-DDoS proxy service): (Check our wiki for simple steps to hardening your kernel against SYN floods. Both the wiki and this article are geared toward hardening a Linux kernel only.) (more…)
More DDoS attacks in the news, and now hitting something closer to home for most of our users: GoDaddy EU announced that a DDoS attack on Monday caused problems in their system for over 24 hours. (more…)
Sorry for the sensationalistic headline. We don’t want you to overreact. Yes, the Internet is dangerous now, but it’s always been a dangerous place. Below you’re going to find a bunch of articles pointing out just how dangerous the Internet is (and especially focusing on DDoS attacks) (more…)
After taking a couple months to retool, we’re bringing back our ever-popular, FREE anti-DDoS proxy service. (more…)
thc-ssl-dos script was published two days ago, and it has been posted all-over the internet. You may wonder if LiteSpeed is vulnerable to this attack. The short answer is (more…)
While most people stay with their families and relax on Christmas Eve (well, the holiday season), cyber attackers often take advantage of this time to prove their existence. (more…)