Simulating cyber attacks

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Researchers at Iowa State University are developing a Pentagon-funded computer lab that simulates computer warfare. The aim is to develop better defenses against hackers, viruses and worms, and denial of service attacks.

The simulator is called ISEAGE, short for Internet Simulation Event and Attack Generation Environment.

Doug Jacobson, Iowa State professor of computer engineering, says current methods of simulating cuber attacks are ineffective.

Jon’s tech news links:

New York Times: Internet attack broad, long lasting

BBC: Critical flaws found in Firefox browser

AP: Wired News writer may have fabricated sources

CNET News.com: Google “Accelerator” stirs controversy

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