Computer Sciences

A model to determine the impact of DDoS attacks using Twitter data

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which are designed to prevent legitimate users from accessing specific network systems, have become increasingly common over the past decade or so. These attacks make services ...

Security

Shortened URLs may open a window on your life

It may be convenient to shrink a long, convoluted web address into just a few characters that will fit into a tweet, but the trend of using shortened URLs offers a new opportunity for hackers to invade your privacy, Cornell ...

Hardware

Plug-and-play bug exposes millions of network devices

A bug in a protocol used by virtually all Internet of Things devices exposes millions of users to potential attack, a researcher reported Monday. The fault centers on the Universal Plug and Play protocol, a 12-year-old implementation ...

Computer Sciences

Exploring open-ended evolution in web services

Just like living ecosystems, web services form a complex artificial system consisting of tags and the user-generated media associated with them, such as photographs, movies and web pages. When drawing an analogy between biological ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A web application to extract key information from journal articles

Academic papers often contain accounts of new breakthroughs and interesting theories related to a variety of fields. However, most of these articles are written using jargon and technical language that can only be understood ...

Security

Maestro: a new attack that orchestrates malicious flows with BGP

Researchers at the University of Tennessee have recently identified the Maestro attack, a new link flooding attack (LFA) that leverages plane traffic control engineering techniques to concentrate botnet-sourced distributed ...

Business

Apple is jumping belatedly into the streaming TV business

Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Bluetooth 5.1 will improve location accuracy

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is on the case for location, location, and is striving to make everything find-able. Bluetooth 5.1 has been announced as an update with enhanced support for location services and ...

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