Monthly Archives: December 2017

Apache vs Nginx: Practical Considerations | DigitalOcean

A comparison of Apache vs Nginx and what they are suitable for.

Apache and Nginx are the two most common open source web servers in the world. Together, they are responsible for serving over 50% of traffic on the internet. Both solutions are capable of handling diverse workloads and working with other software to

Source: Apache vs Nginx: Practical Considerations | DigitalOcean

Acoustic Denial of Service Attacks on HDDs

Another interesting side-channel attack. Using essentially sound to degrade hard disk performance. In the extreme case you can cause applications or the OS to crash by directing certain sounds towards the hard disk of a running system.

Borrowing theoretical principles from acoustics and mechan-
ics, we propose a novel denial-of-service (DoS) attack against
HDDs that exploits a physical phenomenon, known as acoustic
resonance

Acoustic Denial of Service Attacks on HDDs