Common Network Attacks

Network attacks have always been around but they are getting more advanced every day. These attacks are also easy to set up and use. In the past these types of attacks would have to be pulled off by someone who really knew about computers and to know what they are doing. That’s a true hacker, now there are programs that do the same damage and sometimes more with a couple clicks of a mouse, so now anybody can bring down a network. Continue reading

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WordPress.com Hit by a DoS Attack

Yesterday, (March 3rd 2011) there was a massive DoS attack that hit WordPress.com. Cisco Skill’s uses WordPress.com has a hosting provider┬ábut is not believed to one of the sites hit. There still is no word on who or why they targeted WordPress.com but goes to show that Denial of Service is still a popular type of attack and although simple to set up they can still bring down enterprise networks. Continue reading