Behind the Spamhaus DDosS attack

Massive DDoS attack shakes InternetLast week details emerged about a huge distributed denial of service attack that started with targeting the Spamhaus Project and ended up disrupting Internet service of a large number

Published on: August 14th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Cisco Ethernet switches to play broader video, security roles

Cisco Systems Inc.  is unveiling new Ethernet access switches and enhanced routers designed to take on more of the jobs frequently handled by separate devices, such as those dedicated to handling video traffic

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Jim Duffy

Australian parliament Web site attacked

The Australian Parliament's Web site was hit by an apparent denial-of-service attack Wednesday, two days after the hacking group Anonymous threatened attacks over the government's plan to filter Web content.Australian officials reported a

Published on: February 10th, 2010 Grant Gross

Living in wireless denial

In May, news came from Australia that caught the world's Wi-Fi users completely off guard: A trio of PhD students at the Queensland University of Technology had discovered an indefensible denial-of-service flaw in

Published on: September 15th, 2004 Thomas Wailgum

Is DoS taken seriously enough?

There I was, July 20, in the business centre of a hotel in downtown Paris when my personal denial-of-service nightmare began. I was downloading the 423 e-mail messages that had accumulated during two

Published on: August 23rd, 2001 Mark Gibbs

Analysts say Microsoft security needs review

Microsoft Corp.'s systems have been subjected to a roller-coaster ride of outside attacks since last fall, with last week's denial-of-service assault against its Web sites following two earlier hacking incidents. That's prompting some

Published on: January 30th, 2001 Todd R. Weiss

Securing the network

There was no Y2K bug to keep IT staff in the office on the eve of this new year, but there are some things that network administrators should be on the look out

Published on: January 4th, 2001 Cindy Steinman