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Google's a DDoS tool: security tester

A security penetration tester at Italian security firm AIR Sicurezza Informatica has claimed that flaws exist in Google's servers that will allow would-be hackers to exploit the search giant's bandwidth and launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a server of their choosing.

August 29, 2011 by

High-tech crime investigators tackle BigPond assault

BigPond, Australia's largest Internet service provider (ISP), has asked the Australian High Tech Crime Centre to investigate recent attacks on its domain name server (DNS) system from Trojan-infested PCs.The Telstra-owned ISP has been temporarily disconnecting compromised computers from its network to stem a tide of bogus DNS requests swamping its servers and delaying customer e-mail and Web site requests.

April 18, 2005 by

The pros and cons of server virtualization

ISPs use server virtualization to share one physical server with multiple customers in a way that gives the illusion that each customer has its own dedicated server. Typically, an ISP will use server virtualization for IIS (Internet Information Server) an

August 7, 2003 by

Outage shows network insecurity

The DDoS attack on Microsoft signals the things to come--it was first such attacks to aim directly at router instead of server. The attacks will get more sophisticated and while risks can be minimize, there is no real antidote.

February 13, 2001 by

Is hacking a war game?

The host of a "hack this site" contest will continue to improve security after being hit with series of new attacks last week in response to the hacker wargame created by controversial Carolyn Meinel.In the two hours that intruders compromised the ISP's main web server, they were able to temporarily alter the ISP's website and manipulate e-mail.

April 22, 1998 by

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