When he was just 15 years old, Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce managed to shut down several major websites including CNN, Dell, Amazon, Yahoo!, eBay, and E-Trade with a series of denial of service attacks. Now, more than a decade later, he talks about how the hacker culture has changed and what users can do to protect themselves.
Continue Reading… Inside the Mind of a Famous Hacker
Millions of spam messages are sent each day. Hundreds and thousands of computers take part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against a single Website. The scary part is the fact that your computer may be doing all these things without your knowing anything about it. Your computer may be a zombie and operating as part of a botnet.
Continue reading… Is Your PC a Zombie?