Self Hack Report 101

========== Self-Hack Attempt 101 Report =========
So I have two laptops at home, both connected to the same WiFi which I am an admin of.
Today I was trying to simulate a hack on one of the machines, let’s call it A using the second one, B. Both machines are running Linux, but that shouldn’t matter.
Laptop-A was supposed to run a script that performs a hack attack on B using what we call ‘Ping Of Death DoS Attack’. Basically, laptop A launched 20 parallel threads each sending 500 Service-Me requests on laptop B, each millisecond for 30 seconds. That’s a total of 300,000,000 (300 million) requests in just 30 seconds.
To cut the story short, I overlooked the mechanisms that I used, I actually ended up bricking my WiFi LTE router, which I had to hard-reset and I also froze laptop A, the attacker.
Basically, the attack bounced back and attacked the attacking computer, not the target, because each GET-request waited for a response, and they all piled up in a waiting queue, and eventually filled up the RAM, killing my computer (8 Gig RAM, Octa core processing units, intel i7). I had to reboot it.
The target computer did not get affected in the process simply because those thousands of requests could not get served passed the WiFi router. So in essence, if the target laptop, B, was a global web server, it would have not crushed, but just inaccessible. So in other words, I can say that the attack succeeded in terms of DoS definition.
================= End of Report 101 =============

Did you know why your Microwave Oven spins inside?

Have you ever wondered why most microwave ovens spin while operating? Here’s a quick break down for you.

Alright, this is my home microwave oven. If you look at the right wall, there is a silver patch. That is a called “Radiator”, well, at least there is a radiator behind it.

During operation, electromagnetic waves called “microwave” are generated by what is known as “magnetron”. Those waves are projected through that silver patch into the food-compartment. So the plate has to keep turning to ensure that your food gets a far amount of heat, otherwise you will have only one side of your food cooked – we both know that you don’t wanna end your day with a meal like that.

 

With other designs, like those that do not spin, the energy is projected directly into the center of the  plate and at an angle to the top of the food-compartment where it would be reflected to the other side of the plate – this just makes sure that the energy is applied fairly across the food.