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  • DDoS attack against Spamhaus was reportedly the largest in history

    A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of unprecedented scale that targeted an international spam-fighting organization last week ended up causing problems for Internet users around the world, experts say.

  • How cybercriminals and hacktivists use DDoS tools to attack

    Network professionals know that distributed denial-of-service attacks are an ever-growing danger. The recent assault on Twitter is just the latest evidence. Using a mushrooming array of advanced tools, including pay-per-use services and mobile devices, attackers are taking down websites, DNS and email servers, often using these tools to destroy a company's online revenue, customer service and brand reputation. But the technology is only half the story. The thinking that shapes attacks ? an evolving blend of careful planning, probing and improvisation?is often the difference between duds and strikes that leave victims begging for mercy.

  • The worst security muddles (so far) of 2012

    From the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches (think LinkedIn, eHarmony, Elantis, VMWare), security muddles have ruled the first half of 2012.

  • Online black markets and how they work

    The internet is no stranger to crime. From counterfeit and stolen products, to illegal drugs, stolen identities and weapons, nearly anything can be purchased online with a few clicks of the mouse. The online black market not only can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, but the whole process of ordering illicit goods and services is alarmingly easy and anonymous, with multiple marketplaces to buy or sell anything you want.

  • Sirius CTO: UK businesses must start tapping SME talent

    The time has come for small and medium businesses to get the recognition they deserve, according to Andrew Savory, newly-appointed Chief Technology Officer at open source systems integrator Sirius

  • Five ways you can extend your current storage gear

    Recent flooding in Thailand has affected many hard drive manufacturers, resulting in price hikes for hard drives of as much as 50 to 100 percent. How long this will last is unclear, but in the meantime, you can postpone new purchases of storage gear by implementing these methods to help reduce unnecessary files, reduce the space used on the system, and allow for expansion with existing systems.

  • Seven reasons to consider virtualisation

    Both server virtualisation and desktop virtualisation use a software core called a hypervisor to run multiple operating systems on the same physical server hardware. Each OS is kept separate, with resources dedicated as needed.

  • Researchers reveal the inner workings of big botnets

    Researchers gain access to one of the world's largest spam botnets: and find it's an operation that as organised and crafty as any successful corporation

  • IPv6 has a long way to go

    There's maybe never been a better time to be a network engineer, that is provided you have IPv6 experience.

  • A guide to Network Access Control endpoint security

    One of the main promises of network access control is that you can ensure that endpoint security tools are up to date and that non-compliant machines can be identified or blocked. As regulatory compliance has grown in importance, NAC vendors have reacted by building strong feature sets aimed at endpoint security and compliance. In our NAC testing, we had good, and sometimes great, results across the board when it came to endpoint security.





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