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A thousand hands make light work

As if a planet filled with unsecured Microsoft Windows machines isn't enough of an arsenal, the latest weapon deployed in distributed denial-of-service attacks seems to be peer-to-peer networks, Netcraft reports. 'In these attacks, large numbers of client computers running P2P software are tricked into requesting a file from the intended target of the DDoS, allowing the attacker to use the P2P network to overwhelm the target site with traffic,' according to the 'crafters. --Posted by Joab Jackson

Posted by Joab Jackson on May 24, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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