Posts Tagged ‘anti-ddos’

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Monday, December 28th, 2015

LiteSpeed Fast

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!

DDoS Update: GoDaddy EU Hit

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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…)

Be Very Afraid: DDoS Attacks in the News

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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…)

LiteSpeed Against Thc-ssl-dos

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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…)

LiteSpeed Out-Performs Nginx + Apache Against DDoS attack

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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…)