Ddos Attacks: No Need To Panic [itweb]

It’s not surprising either; slow network performance or Web site downtime can be costly for businesses such banks, who are typically targeted with attacks like this,” explains Walshaw. Walshaw urges organisations not to panic, but to instead gather the operations and applications team leads need to verify which areas are being attacked and to officially confirm the attack, and make sure everyone agrees on which areas are affected. “There should be triage decisions made to keep your high-value apps alive. When you’re under an intense DDoS attack and you have limited resources, focus on protecting revenue generators,” adds Walshaw. “Keep the business running and whitelist the IP addresses of trusted remote users that require access and main list this list. Populate the list throughout the network and with service providers as needed.” According to Walshaw, it is important to classify the attack. The service provider, he says, will tell you if the attack is solely volumetric and may already have taken remediation steps.
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Counterintuitively, stressed-out people actually tend to focus on the positive, and may ignore the cons of the decision they’re about to make, one of the study’s authors, Mara Mather Ph.D., a professor of gerontology and psychology at the University of Southern California, said in a statement. That may also help explain why alcoholics crave a drink more when they’re under pressure. “The compulsion to get that reward comes stronger and they’re less able to resist it,” Mather said. Flickr photo by Daehyun Park We love a good comfort food every once in a while, but reaching for foods high in fat and sugar too often can pack on the pounds, and stress makes it harder to resist. Cortisol increases appetite, and may even specifically encourage junk food cravings. Flickr photo by fwooper It’s a vicious cycle: You’re stressed about that presentation at work, so you break out, and then you’re stressed about the breakout! Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but stress seems to up the amount of oil produced by the skin, clogging pores and causing acne, according to WebMD. Flare-ups of other skin problems, like psoriasis, have also been linked to stress, and can be equally stressful themselves.
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