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Nearly Nine in Ten Websites Contain One Serious Vulnerability

For at least the third year in a row, the number of serious vulnerabilities per website has fallen. That sounds like good news until you look at the numbers and realize that the average website carried an astonishing 56 holes in 2012, according to statistics compiled by WhiteHat Security and based upon data gathered from tens of thousands of websites.

Media, Human Rights Sites Suffer With Rise In DDoS Attacks

The recent wave of online actions by supporters and opponents of information leaking site Wikileaks has focused attention on the phenomenon of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. But a study published by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society this week concludes that there is no clear and easy defensive solution for many of the sites being targeted by DDoS attacks.


By Rich Mogull (Macworld)
As a security analyst and researcher, I often find myself exploring some of the darker corners of the Internet. In the course of staying current on security issues, I frequently must browse the sorts of Web sites no average person should go anywhere near; I’m also far more likely to be targeted in an attack. That’s forced me to develop a somewhat extreme approach to safer surfing.  Read the full story [macworld.com]

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