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Confirmed DOS @ DefendGlenn.com

Posted on 09/06/2009 5:54:07 PM PDT by rvoitier

Just got tweeted


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: glennbeck; obots; takenouttrash; talkradio; vanjones

1 posted on 09/06/2009 5:54:07 PM PDT by rvoitier
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To: rvoitier

Please explain!!


2 posted on 09/06/2009 5:56:34 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: rvoitier

huh?


3 posted on 09/06/2009 5:58:20 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: blueyon

He must mean a “denial of service” attack on defendglenn.com...try it:

http://www.defendglenn.com

A successful DOS attack will limit or completely block access to the site.


4 posted on 09/06/2009 5:58:22 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Petronski

But the site works......


5 posted on 09/06/2009 5:59:21 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: Petronski

Sight is up, I had no problems.


6 posted on 09/06/2009 5:59:23 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: Petronski

I got right in, second time today.


7 posted on 09/06/2009 5:59:27 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Take that thing off your head and act like an American!)
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To: rvoitier

No problems here ...


8 posted on 09/06/2009 6:00:11 PM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: rvoitier
"Just got tweeted."

There's an ointment for that.

9 posted on 09/06/2009 6:00:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: blueyon
My understanding is a DOS is basically a massive spam-like attack on a site where the server can't handle all 'requests.'

Others may want to chime in.

10 posted on 09/06/2009 6:00:33 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: rvoitier

This doesn’t mean the DOS attack is happening right now.

The Twit says that it happened right after Jones’ resignation, this morning.

Not sure why this is news.


11 posted on 09/06/2009 6:01:17 PM PDT by Boucheau ("Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism." - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: svcw
As the graphic in the original post says:

A DOS attack was attempted but "failed."

12 posted on 09/06/2009 6:02:56 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I felt funny writing it! lol


13 posted on 09/06/2009 6:03:40 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: rvoitier

The malware that’s on most of your computers can turn your PC into a ‘zombie’ controlled in the background by hackers who aim all of their ‘zombies’ at a given site.

This overwhelms the server/computer hosting the site (too many call coming in to the switchboard) and the site cannot be sent to you for viewing.

In short, “No site for you!”


14 posted on 09/06/2009 6:04:13 PM PDT by Boucheau ("Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism." - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Just got tweeted.”
There’s an ointment for that.


15 posted on 09/06/2009 6:13:31 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rvoitier
Well..., you could try being less cryptic in your posts... LOL...

Denial of Service attack (DoS or DDoS)


A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root nameservers.

One common method of attack involves saturating the target (victim) machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable. In general terms, DoS attacks are implemented by either forcing the targeted computer(s) to reset, or consuming its resources so that it can no longer provide its intended service or obstructing the communication media between the intended users and the victim so that they can no longer communicate adequately.


I was thinking that someone was tweeting you to death on Twitter... :-)

Tweets on Twitter

16 posted on 09/06/2009 6:19:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: All

who started that site anyway? I am always weary of sites that pop up-—I would not put it past the left to come up with sites like these to lure us to give info and add us to their target list. Anyone know who sponsors that site? Sorry, I am sure most of you feel the same, it is hard to trust anything these days when it comes to those that oppose the annointed one.


17 posted on 09/06/2009 6:30:03 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: rvoitier
I think your tweet was in the "Pointless babble" category... :-)

Content of tweets

San Antonio-based market research firm Pear Analytics analyzed 2,000 tweets (originating from the US and in English) over a 2-week period from 11:00a to 5:00p (CST) and separated them into six categories:[33]:

The firm found that "pointless babble" accounted for most of Twitter's content making up 811 tweets or 40.55 percent of the total number of messages sampled.

Conversational messages accounted for 751 messages or 37.55 percent, tweets with "pass-along value" i.e. retweets – accounted for 174 messages or 8.70 percent, self-promotion by companies made up 117 tweets or 5.85 percent, spam was 75 tweets or 3.75 percent and tweets with news from mainstream media publications accounted for 72 tweets or 3.60 percent.[33]


Wikipedia link ...

18 posted on 09/06/2009 6:33:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: rvoitier

Earlier in its inception, it was hacked and the “Defend Glenn” wall, when you attempted to enter, sent you to “Common dreams” website.


19 posted on 09/06/2009 6:34:48 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Just got tweeted."

I would rather get meowed.

20 posted on 09/06/2009 6:36:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: rvoitier
Simple! In some worlds if you can't get to that website, Van Jones is still the Green Czar instead of a Red Turd.
21 posted on 09/06/2009 6:37:06 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: rvoitier
I just got in with no prolem


22 posted on 09/06/2009 6:42:17 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)(o)
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To: LegalEagle61
who started that site anyway? I am always weary of sites that pop up-—I would not put it past the left to come up with sites like these to lure us to give info and add us to their target list

Uh, barkin' up the wrong tree on that one. DefendGlenn.com came out on Aug 14th and has been providing the best source for advertisers who are boycotting Beck's show. they also have a Support Wall with over 16,000 messages for Glenn.

DefendGlenn.com also is the one who discovered and posted the Van Jones "Republicans are a**holes" video which started the whole snowballing towards Jones' destruction. The founder is one John Hill. He is quoted in two NewsMax articles. (1) (2)

I and many of my Facebook friends have used his links to contact advertisers (someone other than Hill has a Facebook page). Hill claims they convinced General Mills to pull ads from Olbermann and Shultz with "more to come". So they are definitely the good guys.

23 posted on 09/06/2009 6:42:50 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: FreepShop1

I thought they meant “who started Twitter”, not “Defend Glenn”.


24 posted on 09/06/2009 6:45:45 PM PDT by Mjaye (If this is where we wanted to end up, we all did everything perfectly.)
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To: rvoitier

Site is accessable from here; loaded fast, no problemo ...


25 posted on 09/06/2009 6:46:35 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: _Jim
Site is accessable from here; loaded fast, no problemo ...

He said DOS attack was right after Jones resigned. If I recall that was just after midnight EST. He said the attack failed. As another posted mentioned, the site was hacked 2 weeks ago, so John Hill probably slapped on some serious security since then. Probably took some time to determine if it was a DOS based on IP address patterns and timing, etc.

26 posted on 09/06/2009 6:48:57 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Vaquero

If only Conway were still around, he would fix that.....


27 posted on 09/06/2009 6:51:29 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: FreepShop1
The "A-Hole" video tape, damning Jones, was in fact not discovered there, however, it was discovered by Free Republic. Just setting the record straight.
28 posted on 09/06/2009 6:52:57 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: FreepShop1

Ever read the account Steve Gibson gave in his exploration/infiltration of a zombie net that was used to execute DDOS (Distributed DOS) from vast numbers of compromised broadband connected home PCs? Really interesting; he had some conversations with the ‘operators’ of such nets too (kids mainly).


29 posted on 09/06/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: FreepShop1
How DefendGlenn got that tape and could then go on to YouTube it. Started on FR first:

HERE

Just a minor point there.

30 posted on 09/06/2009 6:55:29 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Better to use...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2329367/posts

Just a minor point here, too... :-)


31 posted on 09/06/2009 7:01:52 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: blueyon
Please explain!!

He's a man of verrrry few words. You'll have to wait for other posters to explain what his post is all about.

Basically, Glenn's site has apparently been hit with a Denial Of Service attack in response to him taking down Van Jones. Typical, and predictable vindictiveness by liberal hackers.

32 posted on 09/06/2009 7:08:01 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: FreepShop1

Wicked-pedia even has info on the DDoS ‘Wicked bot’ that Steve Gibson ‘reverse engineered’ here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WkD_Bot


33 posted on 09/06/2009 7:10:04 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: Star Traveler
Well, we all had a role. But it is nice to get the sequence correct.... ;-)
34 posted on 09/06/2009 7:13:20 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: _Jim
a) Can DDos's be traced? Easily?

b) Are they a violation of law, US domestic law?

c) If the person who launched it is in the domestic United States, and launched it while in the USA, can they be investigated by agencies and indicted, and prosecuted?

d) If so, what would be the penalties?

Just wanted to clarify a few points, maybe someone knows.

35 posted on 09/06/2009 7:16:15 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: FreepShop1

cool, thanks for that info, I will defintely join up on that one.


36 posted on 09/06/2009 7:16:26 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

a) yes (the core network is a LOT smarter than the heydays of 8 yrs ago)
b) would have to look up specifics
c) ditto
d) ditto


37 posted on 09/06/2009 7:19:44 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: AmericanInTokyo
How DefendGlenn got that tape and could then go on to YouTube it. Started on FR first:

I know you found the online video. However DG has the DVD of that event, as well as several other ones they are going through. He sent a copy to Beck's producer, which is why Glenn's version of the Jones video is so crisp. Beck's people have an amazing production facility I have heard.

38 posted on 09/06/2009 7:23:37 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: AmericanInTokyo

An example of Cisco’s product capabililty in that area:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk59/technologies_white_paper09186a0080174a5b.shtml


39 posted on 09/06/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Denial of Service attack ...
40 posted on 09/06/2009 7:24:13 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: _Jim
a) yes (the core network is a LOT smarter than the heydays of 8 yrs ago) b) would have to look up specifics c) ditto d) ditto

Might want to email them at info@defendglenn.com. Since he said "confirmed" several hours after the fact, it would seem likely he is working with a security consultant and/or law enforcement.

41 posted on 09/06/2009 7:39:39 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: AmericanInTokyo
d) If so, what would be the penalties?

One statute I found says 5 years per count + $250,000 penalty. I hope he nails them.

42 posted on 09/06/2009 7:43:52 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: FreepShop1
Might want to email them at info@defendglenn.com.
They'll do just fine working with their own network ppl, who know their network and the gear they have in it.
43 posted on 09/06/2009 8:00:38 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: Petronski

i got it


44 posted on 09/06/2009 8:19:43 PM PDT by allways ready
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To: rvoitier

I haven’t been able to access the New York Post this morning. First is was “site not available” and then there was an audio pop up which sounded like someone involved in a sex act. weird.


45 posted on 09/07/2009 2:53:55 AM PDT by Mercat (Scary middle aged people take to the street)
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