Measuring the Minecraft Playerbase

For fun I decided to see whether I can figure out how many Minecraft players are online at the moment. And it turns out that it's »

The HDFS Juggernaut

There's been much focus on MongoDB, Elastic and Redis in terms of data exposure on the Internet due to their general popularity in the developer community. »

Understanding Security by Country: SSL

With Shodan it's easy to get an overview of the security for a country. Real-world borders don't necessarily translate to the Internet but it can still »

How To: Download Data using the API

How much data can I download? If you have an API plan then you get a certain number of query credits that you can spend each »

Tracking Hacked Websites

I wanted to revisit the results of a few posts last year on how to track website defacements and see how things have changed since then. »