BAZOOKA Attack Slows Down Internet

The Internet seems to have been slowed by one of the largest cyber attacks ever seen, especially in Europe. According to security experts, the attack targeted a European group that patrols the Web for spam.

The attacks targeted Spamhaus, a Geneva-based volunteer group that publishes spam blacklists which are used by networks to filter out unwanted email, and led to cyberspace congestion which may have affected the overall Internet.

The attacks began last week, according to Spamhaus, after it placed on its blacklist the Dutch-based Web hosting site Cyberbunker, which claimed it was unfairly labeled as a haven for cybercrime and spam.

While the origin of the attacks has not been identified, some experts pointed the finger at Cyberbunker, possibly in coordination with Eastern European cyber-criminals.

These attacks used tactics different than the "botnets" -- these came from so-called "open resolvers" which "are typically running on big servers with fat pipes."

According to security experts, "They are like bazookas and the events of the last week have shown the damage they can cause. What's troubling is that, compared with what is possible, this attack may prove to be relatively modest."

Google Glass - The Technology Next

Google Glass may just prove to be one of the most exciting and anticipated products that eventually reaches the market in the near future.

Google Glass is likely to be a single-framed lens with a heads-up display and the ability to communicate with its user. It may be turn out to be the kind of innovative new product that's needed in the industry. It could also define and confirm the utility of wearable technology.

In technical terms, Google Glass is an augmented reality wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD). It takes a step further toward ubiquitous computing, which is the idea that the Internet and computers will be accessible anywhere at any time without having to use one's hands.

Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like format hands-free, can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands, and uses Google's Android operating system. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sun-glass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device.

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