Little Tiny Fish (littletinyfish) wrote in nerdcorenews,
Little Tiny Fish

Skype May be Hacker Hideout

According to :

Skype may provide untraceable hacker hideouts. It has been discovered that:

VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) applications could provide excellent cover for launching denial of service attacks.

In such attacks computers are being hijacked by hackers and turned into so-called "zombies" in order to bombard a Web site or e-mail server with page requests or e-mails. The aim of the attack is that the site or entire network collapses under the pressure.

VOIP cuts a voice conversation into digital bits and hackers can use those data streams for cover, making it almost impossible to trace the source of an attack.
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