Super firewall soon to stop DDOS attacks

Computer researchers in Europe are developing a new prototype architecture for halting distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, where a barrage of traffic is directed at a Web site or server to shut it down.

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Jeremy Kirk

The Million Dollar Home Page comes under fire

The wildly successful pixel-powered Web page of a British university student is coming under increasingly intense DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks trying to knock down the profitable brainstorm. Alex Tew, who created

Published on: January 15th, 2006 Jeremy Kirk

Al-Jazeera hobbled by DDOS attack

The Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera suffered a second day of sustained distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against its English and Arabic language Web sites on Wednesday.The attacks have pushed the network,

Published on: March 31st, 2003 Paul Roberts

Teach your children well

As the computer war advances and defensive technology improves, malicious code writers have been forced to get more creative. With end-user trepidation on the rise and more caution used when opening e-mail attachments,

Published on: May 16th, 2002 Chris Conrath

Number of hacks, zombies rises

Hackers vandalized and defaced more than 5,800 Web pages last year, up from about 3,800 in 1999, according to Attrition.org, a Web site that keeps tabs on such activity. But the real damage

Published on: January 25th, 2001 Dan Verton