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DoS Attack

Long Passwords May Lead To DoS Attacks

For long, security researchers have preached longer passwords because the odds of cracking them are less than shorter passwords. However, now it has been revealed that longer passwords come with the risk of possible DoS attacks, especially if no specific password length is maintained by the web service.
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Security Flaw In Windows Phone 7.5

A reader at WinRumous has revealed that Windows Phone 7.5 is prone to a denial-of-service attack. The attack can be launched simply through a malicious text message which shuts down the phone as soon as it reaches the inbox. Upon rebooting the phone, you are no longer able to send messages because the messaging hub becomes inactive and is locked.
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