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How did hackers crash Twitter?

How did hackers crash Twitter?

Last week, millions of people around the world experience severed attacks of panic as Twitter blacked out for hours.

It even seemed, for a while, that Facebook would be next, and that the end of civilization was well nigh.

Everything turned out all right, of course, and we were told that Twitter had simply experienced a denial of service attack.

But exactly happens during such an attack, and how does it bring down a web site? To talk about this subject, we have on the show S. Maheswaran, national manager for strategic accounts at Websense, which specializes in web security gateway software.

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