Apologies for the downtime…

We apologize for the downtime on TechPress. 

Unfortunately, the host we were hosting with was DDoSed by an attacker. This attacker used a botnet to bring down our blog and forums. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. As of Wednesday 5th of Dec, the Server Load was 15.66, this is when the DDoS attack commenced, during the DDoS attack, PHP levels went skyrocketing, instead of the normal 2.11% PHP Utilisation, we were seeing 97% utilisation PHP and 2% SQL. 

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The great YouTube outage of 2018

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YouTube, the No.1 video streaming service owned by Google went down today. Users were greeted with a 502 error on the PC version of YouTube, while mobile and console users were greeted with Video error, unable to access video or a endless spinning loading circle.

 

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If you’re in the EU, you could be censored from free speech (like this post)

New laws have been passed in the EU to allow European Society Service Providers to start censoring people who use copyrighted work, unless they go through a TurnItIn like system.


Article 13 creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users to take appropriate and proportionate measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rightholders and to prevent the availability on their services of content identified by rightholders in cooperation with the service providers”

https://musically.com/2018/09/12/article-13-approved-by-european-parliament-by-438-votes-to-226/
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Shodan and the remarkable ways people can hijack your car wash dashboard.

I’ve dug around on the biggest IoT search engine Shodan.io for a while now, and the remarkable amount of people who own PDQ Tandems and PDQ Laserwash systems is incredible. Most of the listings are garbled text with the words ‘PDQ’ in them, but before you get to the bottom of the page, you see it, the one, the only PDQ spree you can find. Washes from over the world, including here in Australia.

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Discord Bots… My opinion.

Discord, the Number 1 chatting and DM app for gamers, is awesome.

However, there are these things called Bots. Discord calls them “AI Helpers”

I think that Discord Bots are just a huge waste of time, not only are they hard to create using Python, but you gotta have the Bot public and most people don’t want their bot public. Read More “Discord Bots… My opinion.”

Hyper-V bringing you down? This registry hack will fix that…

I have tried to run VMWare and Oracle VM Virtualbox for a while now. And it looks like that Device Guard is to blame when it comes to failing to get VMs to run.

After searching for a goddamn fix for it, I have found a registry hack to bring back VM-ness to your Windows PC.

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