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Microsoft's security teams are scrambling in the light of a new zero day attack against its Internet Explorer Web browser that has already hit the U.S. Department of Labor.
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While distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been around since the late 1990s, they have picked up in volume and intensity over the past year. Want to know what's really going on? Read this article by +Sean Michael Kerner 
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Has your company or organization experienced a DDoS attack? How did you respond? What steps, if any, are you taking to prevent or mitigate the threat of future attacks?
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Akamai reports 768 DDoS attacks in 2012, more than three times the 250 attacks reported in 2011.
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"We saw approximately 120 Gbps hit the edge of our network," Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare told eSecurity Planet. "At that point, the attackers changed their strategy and started targeting our upstream providers."
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Despite all of the advice on preventing data breaches, such breaches will inevitably happen. The right preparation will help you respond quickly and contain the damage.
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The two most prevalent vulnerabilities identified by Whitehat during 2012 were information leakage at 55 percent and cross site scripting at 53 percent. Content spoofing came in third at 33 percent, while cross site request forgery and brute force tied for fourth place with 26 percent.
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Some media reports have labeled Shodan the "scariest search engine on the Internet.” The penetration testing search engine, it is said, reveals critical infrastructure such as network servers, routers and even printers, empowering hackers to attack victims ranging from small businesses to public utilities. Here's what you need to know.
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The key finding of the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is that lost or stolen user identities and credentials were the top attack vector for breaches in 2012.
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eSecurity Planet is the IT professional's top choice for Internet security news and analysis, technical tutorials, product reviews, and buying guides. Since 2002, eSecurity Planet has been helping IT leaders protect their networks and data by providing expert, actionable insight into the latest tools and techniques that safeguard the ever-changing threat landscape.