Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 18th, 2014 GuardiCore developing “honeypot” approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks. Start-up GuardiCore is working on a security product that works through a ‘honeypot’ approach to detect and block stealthy attacks on software-defined networks (SDN) and multi-vendor virtual-machine infrastructures for enterprise customers as well as cloud-service providers.…

Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 15th, 2014 The Certificate Authority Security Council weighs in on new SSL server certificate rules. As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov.…

‘Unusual uptick’ in attacks on media, publishing, Cisco says

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 5th, 2014 ‘Dynamic DNS’ also becoming exploited by cyber-criminals for botnet operations. In its semi-annual threat report out today, Cisco points to an “unusual uptick” in attacks on media and publishing, putting that sector the top target for malware. For the first half of 2014, media and publishing…

Wave of 100Gbps ‘mega’ DDoS attacks hits record level in 2014

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By John E Dunn, Techworld | July 16th, 2014 Mega is going giga. Huge DDoS attacks are becoming a regular occurrence with over 100 incidents breaching the psychological 100Gbps barrier that used to be seen as signifying trouble, new figures from Arbor Networks have confirmed. Arbor’s numbers drawn from its Atlas monitoring of traffic through…

Bloody June: What’s behind last month’s DDoS attacks?

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By Jon Gold, Network World | July 7th, 2014 June’s large-scale DDoS activity is the child of many different parents. The list of DDoS attacks in the month of June has made for grim reading. High-profile sites have been targeted by extortion demands, online games got disrupted and at least one company was put out…

Fewer NTP servers can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks, but threat remains

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By Lucian Constantin, PCWorld | June 25th, 2014 The number of NTP (Network Time Protocol) servers that can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks has decreased dramatically this year, but the threat remains. DDoS (distributed denial of service) amplification is an attack technique that involves tricking insecure servers into flooding a target with unrequested data.…

Cisco joins with Arbor Networks to fight DDoS attacks

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By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld | March 12th, 2013 Cisco CRS router customers can now embed Arbor Peakflow SP Threat Management System. Cisco has begun streamlining distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack defense by offering Arbor Networks technology on its carrier class routers. This will enable Cisco Carrier Routing System devices detect threats and scrub traffic — a…