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How hack attacks are getting smarter
For those of you who don't know, a DoS attack is an event that prevents users from accessing a Web site. It is often the result of hundreds of computers overwhelming that site with bogus traffic.
THE WHITE PAPER, written by CERT's Kevin J. Houle and George M. Weaver, as well as Neil Long and Rob Thomas, found that the means necessary to enlist computers (commonly known as "zombies") in this sort of attack has changed. Whereas DoS attacks used to result from the manual insertion of code via a Trojan horse into the targeted computer, now they are the result of autonomous network worms.
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