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Analysis: Hacker Attack on Yahoo! Points Out Biggest E-Commerce Weakness

Distributed Denial Of Service attacks are the AK-47 of attackers today. These attack tools "send a crippling barrage of data to the target Web site. The Web server receiving the data requests is duped into responding to them, as . . .
Distributed Denial Of Service attacks are the AK-47 of attackers today. These attack tools "send a crippling barrage of data to the target Web site. The Web server receiving the data requests is duped into responding to them, as though they are normal data requests from legitimate Web site visitors. However, the sheer volume of those requests, which are sent almost simultaneously, is enough to overwhelm even the most powerful Web servers." This E-Commerce Times article explains more about the Yahoo attack, and what can be done to reduce your exposure.
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