BREAKING: ankle-biting script kiddies cause me minor inconvenience

Feedly under denial of service attack

2:04am PST -- Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The attacker is trying to extort us money to make it stop. We refused to give in and are working with our network providers to mitigate the attack as best as we can.

We are working in parallel with other victims of the same group and with law enforcement.

I would be remiss were I not to point out that aforementioned minor inconvenience is only possible because you people -- yes, you -- have decided that you prefer centralized services with big, gaping, candy-like single points of failure over the kind of decentralized infrastructure that is actually implicit in RSS. You have to actually work at it to break the design in this way.

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5 Responses:

  1. Scott says:

    No, YOU prefer a centralized service with a big target on it. Some of us just installed ttrss for ourselves and are proceeding with our feed reading unfettered by some company's misfortune.

    • Tape says:

      I think it's more likely he was referring to the fact that there's basically no (usable) modern RSS apps that don't rely on some centralized service as their backend. It's pretty difficult to find a (good) RSS reader that just goes and fetches the feeds itself.

  2. Jered says:

    This is what happens when you don't get them early; they grow up to be criminal extortionists. Please, spay or neuter your script-kiddies.

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