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Google Trends as an IDS

I use Google Trends as one of my tools for tracking emergent security threats. If a major spam attack hits SMS, for example, you can gauge the severity of the attack if the SMS Spam pops up on Google Trends.

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that Rita's, a water ice chain in Philly, popped up on Google Trends. Rita's opens up for the season on the first day of spring, and gives out free small water ices.

I predict a massive DDoS on Rita's physical infrastructure, with large queues blocking monetized traffic.

PS: Yes, I know that the majority of ice most people encounter is composed of water and not carbon dioxide or methane hydrate. Water ice is a Philly thing, so don't ask.

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water - pronounced "wooder" ?

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