US Journalist Faces 100 Years in prison for posting hyperlink to hacked content

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Barrett Brown an American activist-journalist faces defamation and judicial custody for his well known “Cyber Crime”. He is the founder of Project PM, a distributed think-tank which researches and reports on matters related to the intelligence contracting industry. He has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for having posted a hyperlink to a hacked material on 25 December 2011. Advocates fighting for Barrett Brown have called for his case to be dismissed on grounds that it violates his First Amendment Rights to Free Speech and would put internet …

Important Rules About Staying Safe On The Social Web

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Think about the scenario – “You are sharing details about your family, work, life and interests to a stranger. Adding onto this, you also share your personal photos.” Would you do this in real course of life? Obviously NO. But, this is exactly what majority of us do on social media – “Giving away more than what we think and that too to strangers.” Social Media, although in virtual space, has acquired a major part of our real life. It’s in vogue and has fun …

DNS Amplification Attack

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Before we understand the DNS Amplification Attack, lets learn about DDoS first. Distributed denial-of-service Attack (DDoS), is a cyber threat looming large on Organizations. It adversely affects the online productivity of individuals too. Anyone who relies on their Internet presence to generate revenue can be a target. The Security tangent comes in question here. First, let us understand what DoS attack is. A denial of service (DoS) attack is a malicious attempt to make a server or a network resource unavailable to users. This is …