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DoS Attacks: Easier To Launch, Harder to Fight Print E-mail
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Source: osOpinion - Posted by Jen Olson   
Intrusion Detection DoS attackers are relying more on automated tools, which lower the level of technical knowledge necessary to launch a successful attack. Experts are warning that crippling denial of service (DoS) attacks have become easier to launch, with automated tools and newer methods that tie up more computer and Internet resources than ever.. . . DoS attackers are relying more on automated tools, which lower the level of technical knowledge necessary to launch a successful attack. Experts are warning that crippling denial of service (DoS) attacks have become easier to launch, with automated tools and newer methods that tie up more computer and Internet resources than ever.

And while security experts are producing counterattack tools and bolstering preparedness for the high-tech logjam offensives, there is concern that defenders may not be able to keep up as they have less time to react.

Last week, the Internet service of The New York Times was paralyzed for more than two hours after company computers "started receiving a huge amount of electronic transmissions that flooded the machinery that protects the paper from hacker attacks," according to an e-mail from a Times systems administrator.

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