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How Hackers Take Down Web Sites [Video]

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Many of the Web sites we visit every day are under cyber attack by malicious hackers looking to disrupt business transactions, discourage people from using a particular online service or exact payback for some real or perceived slight. One of the most common ways to bring down a site is to flood its computer servers [...]

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No Hactivism Here: McAfee Reveals Cyber Espionage That Went Undetected for Years

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Computer security company McAfee made quite a splash Wednesday with the release of a study covering five years of cyber attacks against at least 72 different organizations, including 22 government entities in the U.S., Canada, South Korea and elsewhere as well as 13 defense contractors. Other victims included the Asian and Western national Olympic Committees, [...]

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How to Know If Hackers Have Stolen Your Password

Whatever you may feel about independent "hactivist" groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec, they are good at what they do. In the past few weeks members of these two groups have claimed responsibility for a number of data theft incidents, including the recent theft of more than 1 million user names and passwords from the [...]

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25 ways to better secure software from cyber attacks

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Concerns about cyber security seem to be as pervasive as the Web itself, whether it’s China’s capacity to wage cyber warfare, the vulnerability of U.S. public utilities and other critical infrastructure to online attacks, or even Google’s recent efforts to close security holes in its new Buzz social networking site. For the past several years, [...]

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Google’s China ultimatum could paint the company into a corner

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Google delivered an ultimatum to the Chinese government Tuesday, stating on its blog that it is no longer willing to censor results on Google.cn, the Chinese version of its search engine. If the Chinese government fails to acquiesce, the company says it may shut down Google.cn as well as its offices in China. Google’s stance [...]

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