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A new college course is stirring up a firestorm of debate in the security community. The University of Calgary in Canada is opening registration next week on a course, slated to start in the fall term, that will teach students how to write viruses and worms. Educators say it’s not a dream class for the… Read more
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… Read more
Network administrators are besieged today with a growing list of security risks, and analysts warn that too often they get caught up in battling one or two vulnerabilities and remain blind to a league of others. “There are so many risks to deal with, it’s an overwhelming job,” says Dan Woolley, a vice president at… Read more