CROSS-POSTED FROM MY JNL
i was right - see 2 recent posts re: panthercdn (Panther Express) - (content delivery) http://acpizza.livejournal.com/ 220.127.116.11/25 ((you can get the NETCRAFT TOOLBAR via a url there)) in CDNET 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 ("l-stat.livejournal.com")- spammers, steal info
my blocking them might have been what stopped my massive non-LJ hits - (but now LJ doesn't work right for me - but i'm also blocking cdn 174.35.32.* - CDNETworks)
barito - they might have screwed up your browser
UPDATE: My slightly informed hunch is that CDNs are highly hackable. Individuals can ride their IP's in and try to hack your computer, especially while you are writing and then posting a post to LJ, Wordpress, and similar - via a "cross-programme" code - prolly sqlite script. (They might also need to have a personal computer IP resembling your own, if you do block a lot of others, otherwise they can't get past your FW). Having done this, they can implant worms which beacon and/or let in further hackers, or they can simply notify their bosses/spammers as to how they can hack you and/or implant worms. Then comes a rush of powerful IPs, usually from China.
All things computer, especially SECURITY.
- LJ CDN switcheroo