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Facebook Malware Crackdown Caused App Outage
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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8/19/2013 | 11:40:22 PM
re: Facebook Malware Crackdown Caused App Outage
Automated operations in some cases are going to contain their own problems, rather than allowing us to move smoothly into the software-defined data center. The larger the scale, as Amazon learned to its regret on Easter weekend 2011, the greater the mishap when an automated process goes awry. Unplugging one network and replugging the traffic into an alternative and under-capacity network set off "a re-mirroring storm." We need to get smarter about anticipating what can go wrong with automated systems and build in some protection logic. Much of this learning, however, will occur the hard way.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/19/2013 | 8:13:44 PM
re: Facebook Malware Crackdown Caused App Outage
Signature-based malware detection has been ineffective for a while now. It surprises me Facebook would rely on pattern matching given how easily the same malicious action can be created using different code.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/19/2013 | 12:50:25 PM
re: Facebook Malware Crackdown Caused App Outage
The 0.1% case is always going to happen eventually at this scale.


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