NIKSUN, Inc. President and CEO Dr. Parag Pruthi will present "Secrets of the DoS Attack" to train and inform technology and business professionals on the latest tools and best practices for maintaining secure networks, as part of the 2001 California Technology Forum. Dr. Pruthi's discussion will begin at 3:55 pm on July 31 at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort.
It's hard to tell whether these things are a threat or an opportunity for ISPs. I'm talking about community wireless networks using inexpensive 802.11b radios and antennas operating in the 2.4 GHz spectrum band, and possibly other license-free bands. There is a movement afoot in America and elsewhere to build citywide networks of linked 802.11b access points-owned and operated by individuals in loose-knit community groups.
Session hijacking. What a powerful name. For me personally, the name conjures up mental pictures of airplanes with masked gunmen and bomb-laden buses. In actuality, session hijacking is far less physically dangerous and way more financially rewarding. The risk of a SWAT team shooting you while you are hijacking a session is also extremely low as opposed to hijacking airplanes. When people complain about the problems with the TCP/IP protocol suite, this attack method is one of the reasons.
John Leyden, reporting for The Register, states that one of the
largest IRC (Internet Relay Chat) networks, EFNet, has come under a
denial of service attack, according to reports posted on the
organisation's Web site. According to postings to EFNet.org the
attacks started late on Tuesday and have resulted in a number of
organisations, such as Cable & Wireless INS and University's
disconnecting from the community service. Register readers report
trying to connect to the service for hours only to find nearly all its
As companies build larger and larger VPNs, they are faced with a chore that grows with the networks: effective management. It's an important issue to pay attention to because a good VPN management platform is not just a matter of convenience; it can also save companies money.