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Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace by Jonathan Ham, Sherri Davidoff

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Chapter 10. Web Proxies

“The hardest thing for people to grasp about the Web is that it has no center; any computer (or node, in mathematical terms) can link to any other computer directly, without having to go through a central connection point. They just need to know the rules for communicating.”

—Mark Fischetti, editor of Scientific American1

1. Larry Greenemeier, “Remembering the Day the World Wide Web Was Born,” Scientific American, March 2009, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=day-the-web-was-born.

It’s a port-80 world out there (and, to a lesser extent, port 443 as well). As of 2009, web traffic made up approximately 52% of all Internet traffic, and was growing at a rate of 24.76% per year.2

2. Craig Labovitz, “Internet ...

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