DDoS ATTACKS

How to stop DDoS attacks in 2021

What are DDoS attacks? DDoS attack stands for “Distributed Denial-of-Service attack”. However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First of all, we need to differentiate between the “regular” denial-of-service attacks (DoS attacks) and the distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS attacks).  DoS attacks are a type of cyber-attacks. The objective of a DoS attack is to make a service, machine, or network…

How Bax Shop Fights Bots

There are two perspectives (at least) in every web scraping story: one of the website being scraped and the other of the scraper itself. In this article, we’ll talk about this relationship using a specific example. On one side, there’s Bax Shop, a website selling and renting musical equipment. On the other, there’s Price2Spy – an advanced web crawler, looking…

The History of Bot Protection

According to Wikipedia: Bots are software applications that run automated tasks (scripts) over the internet. You can either say there are “good” and “bad” bots, or you can say that there’s only the “good” or “bad” intent of their user. Either way, the bots we’re talking about here—the “bad” malicious ones, the ones that cause harm and damage—have started evolving…