Summary of “The first ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever” By Tim Fernholz, January 21 2014.


This article highlights aspects of hacking websites, notable distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS attacks) and protections against them. The technology in question, Shape Shifter, is what is called a ‘botwall’ which stops hackers from making DDOS attacks by scrambling the web application code. This effectively makes the hackers incapable of making an attack against a single source as the source is constantly changing.