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Google’s a DDoS tool: security tester

A security penetration tester at Italian security firm AIR Sicurezza Informatica has claimed that flaws exist in Google’s servers that will allow would-be hackers to exploit the search giant’s bandwidth and launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on a server of their choosing. (IMG_3763 image by Carlos Rios, CC2.0) On the IHTeam Security Blog, Simone Quatrini, also known …

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Is a potential Facebook hack on the horizon?

August 17, 2011 The hacker group Anonymous recently announced through a YouTube video that it plans to “kill” Facebook on Nov. 5 for supposedly abusing the privacy of its users. We asked Engin Kirda, the Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Endowed Professor for Information Assurance — with joint appointments in Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information …

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RIM warns of data leakage, denial-of-service vulnerability

Research in Motion (RIM) has shipped a patch to cover a serious security vulnerability that could allow attackers to read files that contain only printable characters on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, including unencrypted text files.   The flaw, which may also allow denial-of-service attacks, is limited to the user permissions granted to the BlackBerry Administration API component, …

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