Study provides insight on hack attacks

Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 4:36 AM EST

A new study by the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering shows the Internet wilds are still teeming with hordes of good old-fashioned brute-force attacks and quantifies how frequently machines are attacked and the methods used.

Michel Cukier, Clark School assistant professor of mechanical engineering and an affiliate of the Clark School's Center for Risk and Reliability and Institute for Systems Research, deployed four Linux systems with "weak security" on the Internet and sat back to watch.

At CIO Today.

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