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  • Weakness Found in Wi-Fi Security Protocol

    A wireless security expert has detected a glaring weakness in the interface design of a highly touted Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol deployed in numerous Wireless LAN products. According to a research paper posted on Wi-Fi Networking News, the weakness could allow intruders to crack poorly chosen passphrases via offline dictionary attacks. The weakness detailed […]

  • Massive DDoS Attack Hit DNS Root Servers

    A massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack of unknown origin briefly interrupted Web traffic on nine of the 13 DNS “root” servers that control the Internet but experts on Wednesday dismissed the overall threat as “minimal.”Sources say the one-hour attack, which was hardly noticeable to the average end-user, was done via ICMPrequests (ping-flooding) to the root […]

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