Posts Tagged "Security Threats"

The first topic we will look at in the series of blogs on network security is Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS). As we’ve all seen, DDoS attacks come from a multitude of compromised systems (botnets) attacking a single website with a flood of incoming messages, thereby causing a denial of service for your users. In a severe case, a massive DDoS attack took the entire country of Myanmar offline in 2010.  Many industry pundits have stated that botnets represent the biggest threat to Internet security.

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Sophos, a UK-based security company, released their Mid-Year Top Threats report a few days ago. I found it to be very informative and focused. If you are not subscribed to their Naked Security blog yet, I suggest you do. The report, as the title implies, focuses on the major IT security threats that their researchers have found. The numbers they give are frightening---although not surprising for anyone keeping an eye on the state of security---Sophos has seen 150,000 malware samples every day an...

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