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  • DDoS attack volumes plummet as NTP servers got patched

    05.08.2014

    Wise to attackers’ exploitation of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) vulnerability to create distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks, information security executives thwarted these types of amplified assaults by patching weaknesses or making upgrades in their systems associated with the protocol, causing an 86 percent drop in the peak bit volume of NTP DrDoS attacks to 59 gigabits per second (Gbps) in Q2 2014.

  • Fake GoogleBots are third most common DDoS attacker

    25.07.2014

    An analysis of 400 million search engine visits to 10,000 sites done by Incapsula researchers has revealed details that might be interesting to web operators and SEO professionals.

  • 100+ DDoS events over 100GB/sec reported this year

    16.07.2014

    Arbor Networks released global DDoS attack data derived from its ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure.

  • Dispelling the myths behind DDoS attacks

    08.07.2014

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are quickly becoming the preferred method for cyber attackers to wreak havoc on the internet.

  • DDoS attacks are becoming more effective

    30.06.2014

    Disruptive cyber-attacks are becoming more effective at breaching security defenses, causing major disruption and sometimes bringing down organizations for whole working days, according to a new global study from BT.




Spotlight

Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing MITM attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.


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