China redirected internet traffic from UK and US public sector bodies through its own servers on April 8, according to security company McAfee.
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Chinese researchers have built the world's fastest supercomputer, which is almost 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor.
Google has confirmed that the Chinese authorities have begun blocking certain terms from a local search engine, after the company said it would no longer censor results for those terms itself.
Computer experts from the University of Cambridge claim not only to have breached the Great Firewall of China, but have found a way to use the firewall to launch denial-of-service attacks against specific Internet Protocol addresses in the country.The firewall, which uses routers supplied by Cisco, works in part by inspecting Web traffic for certain keywords that the Chinese government wishes to censor, including political ideologies and groups it finds unacceptable.
University of Cambridge computer experts say they breached firewall and can use it to launch denial-of-service attacks.