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Submission + - How to crash the Internet

rudy_wayne writes: We know you can take down Web sites with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. We know that a country, like Egypt, can shut down a country’s entire Internet access. And, we thought we knew that you can't take down the entire Internet.

It turns out we could be wrong.

In a report from New Scientist, Max Schuchard a computer science graduate student and his buddies claim they've found a way to launch DDoS attacks on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) network routers that could crash the Internet.

Submission + - London Stock Exchange in historic Linux go-live (computerworlduk.com)

DMandPenfold writes: The London Stock Exchange has successfully set into live trading a new matching engine based on Novell SUSE Linux technology, following successful last-step setup procedures on Saturday.

The move has been billed as one of the LSE's most significant technological developments since the increasing prevalence of electronic trading led to the closure of the traditional exchange floor in 1986.

LSE chief executive Xavier Rolet has insisted that the exchange, once a monopoly, will deliver record speed and stable trading in order to fight back against the fast erosion of its dominant marketshare by specialist electronic rivals.

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I just logged into my Gmail, and after being between 2.5 and 3 GBs for as long as I can remember, I saw that my account is up to ~4.6 GBs. Has anyone else seen this?

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