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‘Net Should Brace for More Giant DDoS Attacks

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Fourteen Internet protocols could be used for large-scale DDOS attacks; six could be used as amplifiers pushing attacks orders of magnitude beyond the norm. continue…

SYN Reflections Turn DDoS Defenses Against You

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SYN reflection attacks take advantage of a simple authentication method often used as an initial defense against DDoS. continue…

Data Centers Will Prioritize Blocking DDoS Attacks in 2013

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More data-center operators will invest in tools that block denial-of-service attacks and other threats. continue…

4 Interview Qs for Network Penetration Testers

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Network penetration testers hack into an organization’s systems to uncover security vulnerabilities. Not surprisingly, they need a strong sense of curiosity, says Charles Tendell, founder and CEO of Denver-based Azorian Cyber Security, a professional penetration testing company. In the wake of high profile breaches at the likes of Target and IBM, demand for penetration testers is up, Tendell says. Large companies are adding resources in-house, even as smaller specialty firms crop up. If you’re looking to interview with one, expect a… continue…

7-Year-Old ‘Feature’ Makes WordPress an Ad Hoc Botnet

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Hackers exploiting the pingback feature in WordPress got 162,000 WP servers to DDOS another one. continue…

Hack of Russian Defense Firm Called ‘Cyberwar’

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New anti-Putin hacktivist group cracks Russian arms-export firm, posts (infected) 500MB of documents and passports. continue…

Bad Security Lets Attackers Hijack 300K SOHO Nets

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Hackers are using the poor security on home routers to launch large-scale attacks on consumers, according to security firm Team Cymru. continue…

China is Top Source of Internet Attacks

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Akamai’s State of the Internet Report showed China reclaiming the lead as a source of Internet attacks during 3Q 2013; port 445 reclaimed its spot as a favorite target. continue…

WordPress as a Secure Application Framework

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Many people know about WordPress as “that blog site.” Those who recognize that it’s open source know it primarily as “blog” software. However, more accurately put, WordPress software is a full “publishing platform.” According to W3Techs, over 20 percent of all websites use the WordPress content management system. There are several good reasons for this: It is a mature platform. It’s been around since 2003. At its core it’s simple to use. Its target audience is primarily content publishers, not… continue…

Akamai Report Shows iOS Users Prefer WiFi to Cell Nets

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Most attacks come from Indonesia and China, and Safari users show up more on WiFi than cellular links, in a quarterly report on Internet activity. continue…