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2007.06.12 Daily Security Reading

by on Jun.12, 2007, under Security

Border Gateway Protocol Security (pdf)

Why DRM won’t ever work

A request for a DRM system is a sign that the customer is in denial, and isn’t dealing rationally with reality.

Why DoS and DDoS attacks are the plague of the Internet

DoS and DDoS attacks are not a new threat—they’ve been terrorizing the Internet for years. But after all these years, we’re still no closer to learning how to deal with this problem.

Germany outlaws ‘hacking tools’: An impossible ban for sysadmins?

A recent update to the German criminal code has outlawed so called “hacking tools.” This move has raised angry responses from security experts worldwide who have branded it as “ill considered and counterproductive.”

Little-known AV packages outdo those of Symantec, McAfee, Microsoft

Andreas Clementi, who runs the web site, has released his latest report that looks at how well antivirus programs do against threats that have not yet been identified and included in standard AV signatures.

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