Feb 052013
 

Most people occasionally read horoscopes for fun, but an astrology website is predicting a bad computer day for everyone tomorrow, February 6, 2013. Take a look at tomorrow’s fortunes for all twelve signs of the Zodiac from San Francisco-based Horoscope.com.

Aries: Computers and other equipment could go haywire today, limiting your abilities to work at maximum efficiency.

Taurus: Don’t try to sign up for a class over the phone or online today, Taurus, as it probably won’t work. This also isn’t a good day to travel – delays are likely whether you fly or drive. If you’ve been planning a trip, don’t finalize the arrangements now. Wait a few days, as computers and other equipment used in such arrangements are likely to malfunction, and you could end up frustrated.

Gemini: The planetary energies don’t favor computers or other forms of modern technology used in such transactions, so wait a day or two.

Cancer: More than one problem with modern equipment could rear its head today, Cancer. Computers could malfunction, crash, or be maddeningly slow. You might also have a hard time reaching people you need to talk to.

Leo: A trip of some kind might have to be postponed, as computers and other technology involved in your arrangements might be temporarily out of operation.

Virgo: You might be a bit edgy emotionally and more likely to overreact when other people quarrel or machines break down.

Libra: Machines are likely to pose a few problems today, Libra, particularly where work and money are concerned.

Scorpio: Obstacles may arise in the course of your chores when machines break down and interfere with your efficiency.

Sagittarius: The planetary energies today don’t favor the smooth functioning of computers or other machines.

Capricorn: Frustration with machines or friends could have tempers on edge, so try to avoid the temptation to get into arguments.

Aquarius: Problems in your community may result from malfunctioning machines. Be prepared, Aquarius. Have flashlights handy in case of a power outage, and walk instead of drive in case signals cause major traffic jams.

Pisces: Temporary upsets regarding money might result from a computer failure of some sort.

Aug 202010
 

The vanshardware.com server has been the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack for about the last ten hours. Not only has our website been down, but our email server has not been functioning properly.

A DDoS is commonly carried out by a virus maker who has taken control of many infected personal computers from a remote location. The virus maker then directs his army of infected computers to attack a particular website. Because the attack may come from many thousands of computers at once, it is difficult and tedious to block the incoming malicious requests to the server without blocking legitimate traffic as well.

System administrators tending our server have been blocking the IP addresses attacking our server. Within the last hour, it appears they have been successful in reducing the severity of the issue enough that our website is becoming accessible once again.

Hopefully this issue will be completely resolved soon.