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Mitigating DNS Reflection Denial-of-Service Attacks

Currently, we have been seeing an uptick in the number of denial-of-service attacks using DNS reflection or amplification. There are many variants, but the general outline of the attack is the same: An attacker creates a DNS query with a fake source IP address – that of the intended victim. (Consider this as being analogous [...]

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Mitigating DNS Reflection Denial-of-Service Attacks

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.