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  • As the World Wide Web turns 25, bots reign supreme

    14.03.2014

    As the World Wide Web turns 25, we’ve just had another reminder of how far we’ve come.

  • Twitter adds Forward Secrecy to thwart surveillance efforts

    25.11.2013

    Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, Twitter has joined the ranks of Internet companies that have (or are working on) implementing Perfect Forward Secrecy, and has done so for traffic on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com.

  • Twitter abuse trends and stats

    04.11.2013

    When it comes to Twitter, people still have a large appetite for having a large number of fake followers in order to seem more popular.

  • Syrian hackers hijack Obama's tweets

    29.10.2013

    The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently managed to modify tweets from Barack Obama's official Twitter account to include links to a pro-Assad video, as well as compromise the email accounts of eight staff members of the organization that maintains his official website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • Social networks: Can robots violate user privacy?

    27.08.2013

    High-Tech Bridge decided to conduct a simple technical experiment to verify how the 50 largest social networks, web services and free emails systems respect – or indeed abuse - the privacy of their users.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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