BNS was engaged by Manila Bulletin to design and deploy a live video stream of the townhall presidential debates. The aim is to provide as wide a coverage as possible to the historic event.
The live stream needed to provide 720P HD video signal to an estimated 40,000 simultaneous viewers. BNS deployed rtmp encoder and rtmp relay servers to achieve this goal.
Presidential Debate Part I https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341562722985/
Presidential Debate Part II https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341600722985/
Presidential Debate Part III https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341694387985/
Presidential Debate Part IV https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341754527985/
Presidential Debate Part V https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341803362985/
Presidential Debate Part VI https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341844752985/
Presidential Debate Part VII https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341927297985/
Presidential Debate Part VIII https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154342000032985/
BNS was tapped by Manila Bulletin, the co organizer of the 3rd Presidential debate that was held at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan.
BNS deployed an open source firewall (Pfsense) with web accelerator (transparent cacheing proxy) to further enhance the speed of the dual links. The two links were made up of the 1gbps fiber link deployed by PLDT and the 500mbps Radio link to BNS via Ligowave antenna systems.
Speedtest.net showed speed around 860mbps when measured by MDICT officials.
Almost Half a Million Malware Sites
The number of Malware sites continues to grow, hitting a new peak of 489,801 in October of 2015. That is up over 160% from the same time the previous year. As we have discussed before, a website that is infected with malware can install malicious software on your computer if you visit it. Attackers use the software to steal sensitive information from you such as credit card information and social security numbers.
As an internet user, the growth in malware sites means that the odds of you accidentally visiting one and becoming infected continue to increase. Google and the other search engines do a decent job of flagging them, but they can’t catch all of them in time to provide complete protection.
As a website owner, it means that attackers are having more success than ever compromising websites. It goes without saying that we think you should take website security seriously.
150% Growth in Phishing Sites in 7 Months
According to Google there are now 293,747 phishing sites on the internet, up from 113,132 in July of last year. This represents growth of over 150% in a mere seven months. A phishing site attempts to trick you into thinking it is legitimate, like your online bank or an online retailer. They then lure you into providing login credentials or other sensitive information. In the Introduction to WordPress Security article in our Learning Center we talk about how attackers are even using phishing tactics to steal WordPress credentials.
It’s taking webmasters up to 90 days to respond
Google measures how long it takes for webmasters to take action after they have received notice that their site has been compromised. Over the last year, the fastest average webmaster response time reported was 61 days, and for much of the year it was 90 or worse.
Which neighborhoods to avoid on the internet
Google provides very interesting data about the rate of infection for differentAutonomous Systems on the internet. An Autonomous System is a network level designation that represents a pool of IP addresses that are under the control of one or more networks on behalf of a single entity. You can think of it roughly as the group of IP addresses that have been assigned to an ISP. The data is very interesting, and aligns with what we learned in the analysis of brute force attacks we did a few weeks ago.
The thing that jumps out the most to us is the incredibly high penetration of infection on some Autonomous Systems. With infection rates as high 49%, there are areas of the internet that we would strongly encourage you to avoid. If you want to check out what Autonomous System your IP address belongs to, simply enter it into this handy tool. The good news is that the large majority of Autonomous Systems have infection rates of 1% or lower. We hope that Google’s reporting will serve as a call to action for the networks with the biggest problems.
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Philippines Network Operators Group (PHNOG) is a non-profit organization established to promote coordination among Network Operators in Philippines. Focus is given to knowledge development of all members as well as the Philippines IT community as a whole through discussions on technical issues/concerns regarding the Internet and network management.
This coming January, PhNOG will hold a conference themed \\\’All over IP\\\’ (AoIP) -touching the different facets of Internet, entwined to our daily lives. Maybe unknown to many, almost everything is over IP. Local and foreign experts will share their knowledge and experiences that will enable the continuous development of the Philippine Internet.
The Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), in partnership with the Philippine Network Operators’ Group (PhNOG), and Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) Network Cooperation Center (TEIN*CC) will be conducting a one (1)-day Conference with the theme ‘”All over IP’ (AoIP) – touching the different facets of Internet, entwined to our daily lives” on 25 January 2016 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Manila, Pasay City, Metro Manila.
|1100||Big Data Analytics Applied in Network Operations||Wilson Chua/Bitstop|
|1130||IXP Next steps (advantages and disadvantages)||Daishi Shima/BBIX|
|130||Management and Sustainability of the IXP – taking it to the next level – Global Examples / DNSSEC||Jane Coffin/ISOC, Kevin Meynell/ISOC|
|200||Internet enabled businesses (challenges/milestones)||Rhett Jones/Rise|
|230||CDNs and Internet traffic Analystics||Kam-Sze Yeung/Akamai|
|300||Role of a Peering Manager||Jake Chin/Google|
|400||Network Security||Mon Nunez|
|430||Internet BCPs||Amante Alvaran/Brocade|
|500||Evolution of the Network Engineer Job Role||Ceejay Dideles|
Said activity aims to gather participants from the R&D and IT/ICT communities together with the current PhNOG members to discuss the opportunities that can be derived from joining and using the TEIN Network. TEIN is a high speed international research network which provides access to researchers and research institutions within participating countries in Asia and Europe. Through TEIN, international joint research projects pertaining to climate change, remote medical service, remote cultural performances, agriculture, and information technology have been conducted. Local and foreign experts will also share their knowledge and experiences that will enable the continuous development of the Philippine Internet.
On the other hand, Philippines Network Operators Group (PHNOG) is a nonprofit organization established to promote coordination among Network Operators in Philippines. Focus is given to knowledge development of all members as well as the Philippines IT community as a whole through discussions on technical issues/concerns regarding the Internet and network management.
In line with this, we would like to invite you as one of the participants in this one (1)-day activity. Registration for this activity is free. Please take note that the activity only offers limited slots, which will be granted on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for registration is on 15 January 2016. To reserve your seat, kindly register at this link: https://www.apan41manila.com/events/register/xphilippine-network-operators-group-conferenc
Should you have any clarifications, please feel free to contact Mitz Ann N. Montañez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Antoinette F. Bangabang at email@example.com. You may also call +63 2 4269760 loc. 1603 / loc.1408.
If you are using Joomla and have the Googlemaps plugin, your webserver may be under attack and being used to attack others via cross site scripting.
The problem with the Joomla! Googlemaps plugin lies in the fact anyone can request the
/plugins/system/plugin_googlemap2_proxy.phpin their browser or script, to execute cURL HTTP requests to remote websites. The
urlparameter is vulnerable for Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, and allows the retrieval of remote website content. When this happens a lot, a website becomes overloaded and unresponsive, making a Denial-of-Service attack succesfully executed. This is not only a problem for the website owner on the remote end, or its hosting company. Your web servers transmit a lot of HTTP traffic to remote ends, increasing server load, usage and network bandwidth (for which you pay). Therefor it’s important to stop this abuse.
To remedy this, you can remove the plugin or restrict access to the file via your .htaccess.
More info here: https://www.saotn.org/joomla-websites-abused-open-proxy-denial-service-attacks/
Google Map proxy