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Root DNS Servers Experienced DDoS Attack with 5 Million Queries per Second

A report from Root [DNS] Server Operations or rootops published on December 4th, 2015 stated that the Internet Domain Name System’s root name servers received a high rate of DNS queries over two separate intervals. The incidents occurred on November 30, 2015 and December 1st, 2015. The queries were “well-formed, valid DNS messages for a single domain...
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Internet Anonymity Pros and Cons

Anonymity over the Internet has largely helped journalists escape clinching firewalls and surveillance of their governments. In fact, Freedom of the Press Foundation recommends use of The Onion Router (TOR) to better protect journalists’ from surveillance and in many instances prison (Lee, 2013). Anonymity in the World Wide Web allows political activists, whistle-blowers, and everyday citizens to present...
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SSL3 Vulnerability code-named 'Poodle'

SSL version 3 is still being supported across all platforms. That is , even though this encryption mechanism for the web is 15 years old, almost as old as Windows XP. Google researchers revealed today that SSL 3 might be vulnerable to Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks. Basically, an attacker who sits between you and your service provider...
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