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26
Apr
2013
Dutch man arrested in connection with major DDoS attack on Spamhaus
Computerworld Security News
A 35-year-old Dutch man was arrested Thursday in Spain, as part of an investigation into a large-scale DDoS attack that targeted a spam-fighting organization called the Spamhaus Project in Marchimage
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24
Apr
2013
Amazon looks to move security appliances to the cloud
Computerworld Security News
Amazon Web Services is looking to expand its security offerings with hosted intrusion protection appliances and more extensive encryption features, as it seeks to increase the level of protection users can get in its cloud.image
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21
Apr
2013
Largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, 'throttles' trading to tame price swings
Computerworld Security News
The largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, is in a continuing battle with miscreants trying to manipulate the price of the virtual currency.image
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18
Apr
2013
Popular home routers contain critical security vulnerabilities
Computerworld Security News
Thirteen popular home and small office routers contain security problems that could allow a hacker to snoop or modify network traffic, according to new research.image
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17
Apr
2013
DDOS attacks have increased in number and size this year, report says
Computerworld Security News
The volume, duration and frequency of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks used to flood websites and other systems with junk traffic have significantly increased during the first three months of this year, according to a report released Wednesday by Florida-based DDOS mitigation provider Prolexic.image
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11
Apr
2013
Gaming Company Certificates Stolen and Used to Attack Activists, Others
Wired
A rash of breaches at companies that develop online videogames has resulted in digital certificates being stolen from the companies and used in attacks targeting other industries and political activists.image
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09
Apr
2013
Microsoft Gets Ready to Pull the Life Support on Windows XP
Wired
One year from today Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP. That means no more security patches, no more updates. In Microsoft's words, anyone still running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 will be "at your own risk." With over 38 percent of all PCs on the web still running Windows XP, that adds up to a potential security nightmare.image
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04
Apr
2013
Mt. Gox under largest DDoS attack as bitcoin price surges
Computerworld Security News
The largest bitcoin exchange said Thursday it is fighting an intense distributed denial-of-service attack it believes is intended at manipulating the price of virtual currency, which has seen volatile price swings in the past few days.image
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29
Mar
2013
How the Spamhaus DDoS attack could have been prevented
CNET News - Security
Internet engineers have known for at least 13 years how to stop major distributed denial of service attacks. But thanks to a combination of economics and inertia, attacks continue. Here's why.
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