These enable a DoS from a web browser. Use LOIC performs a denial-of-service (DoS) attack (or when used by multiple individuals, a DDoS attack) on a target site by flooding the server with TCP or UDP packets with the intention of disrupting the service of a particular host. People have used LOIC to join voluntary botnets. Countermeasures LOIC attacks are easily identified in system logs, and the attack can be tracked down to the IP addresses used at the attack. Notable uses Project Chanology and Operation Payback Operation Megaupload Origin of name The LOIC application is named after the Ion cannon, a fictional weapon from many sci-fi works. Other implementations Another implementation of LOIC named LOIC++ has been made to run natively on Linux.
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The FTC has announced support for the idea; Mozilla has added a Do Not Track header option into Firefox betas, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced a Do Not Track bill. Other proposed privacy legislation, such as Rep. Bobby Rush's bill, could also achieve similar objectives. And yesterday, EFF submitted comments urging the Federal Trade Commission to defend online privacy by supporting the header-based Do Not Track feature. Do Not Track is important because it creates a policy mechanism to augment the privacy enhancing technologies that we currently have.
Some other anti-tracking technologies have also been discussed a lot recently, including Microsoft's IE 9 Tracking Protection Lists, and AdBlock Plus with EasyPrivacy. HTTPS Everywhere Rulesets. **Important note**: We will not be merging any new rulesets until April 2014 in order to prepare for the stable release of HTTPS Everywhere 4.0.
Bug reports and ruleset changes are still welcome, however. For more details, see this email. This page describes how to write rulesets for HTTPS Everywhere, the Firefox plugin that switches sites over from http to https automatically. HTTPS Everywhere comes with thousands of rulesets, but you might want to edit them, or write new ones. [We believe this information is correct as of version 3.0 of HTTPS Everywhere.] Rulesets are simple xml files. Rights and Freedom. Web & Totalitarism. Electoral dysfunction: Why democracy is always unfair - science-in-society - 28 April 2010. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 Editorial: Giving democracy a shot in the arm IN AN ideal world, elections should be two things: free and fair.
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