Bots, Google Hacks: The Internet 'Storms'

Windows, Linux or Mac, does operating system or platform matter to hackers? Not necessarily, according to research from Fortify Software, an application security provider.

In a new report, the firm said hackers aren't necessarily targeting operating systems but rather applications themselves, a scenario that Fortify describes as bot "storms" in which applications are targeted.

Over a six-month period, Fortify analyzed nearly three million requests for sites that use its Application Defense product. Fortify's analysis identified two key tools used by hackers: bots and Google hacks. They represented the majority of attacks they recorded. Bots, Google Hacks: The Internet 'Storms'

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