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On Oct 21, 2016, yet another cyber assault happened on a large DNS provider's infrastructure, bringing down websites and services on the east coast of the United States. While it is easy to launch these attacks, the solutions available in the market have not kept pace. FortiDDoS is the only hardware logic solution in the market today that easily distinguishes between attack traffic and legitimate traffic at high rates and keep services up during such attacks. The DDoS attack on the DNS infrustructure of Dyn, a major DNS provider,... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Mar 15, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Valentine's day is just around the corner and of course the mere thought of chocolate and pink hearts bring butterflies to our stomachs. But butterflies aside, there are other things that flutter through your inbox and their intentions are not always friendly. I am talking about STIs, yes, Socially Transmitted Infections. The internet is full of botnets, worms, and trojans, all bent on turning those butterflies into panic. Koobface: A Worm to Die For Among one of the biggest offenders in STI history is the Koobface worm. First discovered back... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Feb 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Feb 08, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
I recently tried an amazing browser extension named Datarmine whose goal is to secure social network posts. It works for Facebook, Twitter etc. The idea is that your posts get encrypted, and only people with your secret key can decrypt it. Others see a fake replacement post (that you can choose). This is a post encrypted by Datarmine. The end-user chooses the text which is displayed to people who are not authorized to decrypt it. (Text in French basically says "I am trying Datarmine"). This is the real post, decrypted from the message above. I... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Security Research
A couple of days back, a game of Nerd Truth or Dare in the lab led to the shocking revelation that most of us were using our Facebook/Twitter accounts mainly to keep up with security blogs. Personally, being a twitter non-conformist until recently, I even created a twitter account for this sole purpose. And that led to the realization that FortiGuard Labs need to 'get with it' too. So here's introducing our Facebook and Twitter pages for your ease of following us. If you, like us, have tried every RSS aggregator there is under the sun, have been... [Read More]
by RSS Ruchna Nigam  |  Jun 20, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research
While the next generation of tech has arguably arrived, it is simply a fact now that social networking sites and the blogosphere have become an integrated part of many peoples lives - some may even call them home (at least to their browsers). In 2008, we predicted the wave of spam that would hit these "Web 2.0" platforms as it was a natural target for spam to migrate to after years of living inside of mass mailers. Indeed, throughout the year of 2008 we witnessed a barrage of attacks on these sites: malicious social applications, "Spam 2.0", worms... [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Jun 18, 2009  |  Filed in: Security Research