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.
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A tool that attacks an old exploit in Microsoft SQL servers and uses a combination of methods to spread is causing concern in the US
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.
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