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Google Acting Slow?

Published: 2008-12-08
Last Updated: 2008-12-08 22:50:40 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 4)
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Everyday we receive about 20 reports of "www.xwebsitehere.com" being slow.  Today we've received a few reports about Google being slow.  One reader (thanks Neal) even wrote in to say that after he did some monitoring on his connections, he isolated it down to "pagead2.googlesyndication.com".  Obviously, from the hostname being one of the servers that serves ads to lots of websites. 

Neal stated that after he blacklisted this hostname, his browsing went back to normal.  Anyone else experiencing similar?

(Yes we have received several reports of Google being slow, I'm asking if you can replicate the "pagead2" issue.)

 Update:  We haven't heard any more about this today, so, I'm not sure of the end result.  Personally, if my Google Ads are a little slow in loading...  I'm not sure I mind much.

Update 2:  We just received an email from a reader in Denmark, using Everydns.net, is having his Google DNS queries redirected to a Yahoo server.  No more info than that at this time.

-- Joel Esler http://www.joelesler.net

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Santa Claus is Hacking to Town

Published: 2008-12-08
Last Updated: 2008-12-08 18:34:46 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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Ed Skoudis (you may have heard of him?) wrote me today to let me know that he has produced a new Hacking Challenge for everyone to enjoy, it's a more pen-test oriented challenge.:

http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/218/1/

Now, Ed wants to be clear that he doesn't make any money from these or anything: "I write them so that people can have fun with them and develop their skills in a safe way." -- Ed Skoudis

Have Fun!!

-- Joel Esler http://www.joelesler.net

 

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