RealNews

Puzzles Could Block Mass Computer Attacks

Setting computers a puzzle could thwart a type of mass computer attack increasingly being used to target websites, say US computer researchers. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks involve bombarding a web server with a flood of faked requests. This can prevent legitimate requests reaching a site and may crash the site’s server. The attack is co-ordinated from thousands of previously hacked computers making very hard to identify and block the source of an assault. DDoS attacks have become a popular method of online protest. The Arabic news organisation Al Jazeera saw its web site brought down after it broadcast and posted online images of US prisoners of war during the conflict in Iraq. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.