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Some minor tweaks

Friday, September 10th, 2010

For users with a large amount of files in your account, we have a new MyFiles loading status bar that will  indicate the progress loading files including the amount of second elapsed and the number of files thus far loaded.

Uploader controls have been retooled to make them more intuitive, the minimize feature of the uploader is now much more clear.

Before you delete or move a file in your account, you will be notified if the account has been modified from another session.  This prevents 2 people logged into the same account at the same time from stepping on each other.

A design style update was applied to the main page to make the video tour more prominent.

A number of MyFiles bugs were fixed with some more fixes coming early next week.


Partial outage yesterday due to DDoS attack

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

ChinaWe had sporadic website outages throughout yesterday due to a large and extremely distributed denial of service attack largely originating from China Telecom.

Starting at 9:51 AM CT we started receiving spoofed TCP connection requests.  During the attack we were receiving 99.87% invalid connections requests.  The attack was aimed at our web server firewall and load balancer chains.  The  high volume of invalid connections prevented services from responding to many valid requests.  While we have equipment to mitigate these types of attacks the sheer volume of connections being established overwhelmed the hardware designed to prevent this type of attack and which are critical in providing web services.  We eventually mitigated this attack and greatly increased our capacity for this path through our network.  We are working with our vendors further increase our capacity for this type of attack.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our users.


Improved Navigation

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Improved Navigation for Images

When viewing an image, you can now click on the image and a popup menu will allow you to quickly move forward and backwards in the gallery, you can go to a larger or smaller size and you can access share options.

Improved navigation on the MyFiles Page

On the MyFiles page your browsers forward and backwards buttons will allow you to move walk you through actions on the MyFiles page.  So if you click on a folder and want to return to the previous folder, you can simply click your browsers back button.’