Great Firewall of China starts crumbling

The University of Cambridge has declared that they have been able to get around the Great Firewall of China. As well as this, they have been able to execute D.O.S. attacks using the firewall.

The Cambridge University computer experts managed to circumvent the keyword detection and blocking system by simply (probably not, but sounds simple) ignoring the intrusion by the firewall.

The academics managed to initiate denial of service (DOS) attacks against Chinese IP addresses. Humourly, it could be used to attack the Chinese Government. ZDNet said, “If an attacker had identified the machines used by regional government offices, they could block access to Windows Update, or prevent Chinese embassies abroad from accessing specific Chinese Web content.”

More information can be found on the ZDNet article, Academics break the Great Firewall of China.


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