Blog posts with "computer security"

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Hacked: Twitter & LiveJournal, Maybe Facebook too

Twitter and LiveJournal fell prey to hackers this morning, but appear to be operational as of this post. Twitter claims that they were taken down by a DOS (denial of service) attack. A DOS attack overloads a server with excess traffic to the point that the server loses the ability to process incoming requests. DOS attacks require the concerted action of many individual computers, and often are accomplished by utilizing individual computers, often ones exploited with some sort of trojan horse ...

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Do We Support Cybersecurity?

  Our current Cybersecurity Czar is fed up, and has put in her two weeks notice. Melissa E. Hathaway, the current senior cybersecurity aid to the President, a holdover from Bush, has decided to do something more productive. She notes that Obama made a riveting speech two months ago on how he was going to personally pick a Cybersecurity Czar, and make cybersecurity a national priority. However time has passed, and nothing has happened. Hathaway expressed her frustration at the President's fai...

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