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— The Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack is a serious threat to the legitimate use of the Internet. Prevention mechanisms are thwarted by the ability of attackers to forge, or spoof, the source addresses in IP packets. By employing IP spoofing, attackers can evade detection and put a substantial burden on the destination network for policing(More)
A web-based version of the RLIMS-P literature mining system was developed for online mining of protein phosphorylation information from MEDLINE abstracts. The online tool presents extracted phosphorylation objects (phosphorylated proteins, phosphorylation sites and protein kinases) in summary tables and full reports with evidence-tagged abstracts. The tool(More)
This paper presents a hybrid teaching approach, a new Web Security course as well as how to use the hybrid approach to teach the Web Security course to practice information assurance. The hybrid teaching approach contains three key issues that are keeping the lecture materials up-to-date, assigning former research projects as comprehensive team projects,(More)
In the present study, the physiological responses of Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. seedlings to NaCl stress and the regulatory function of exogenous application of salicylic acid (SA) were investigated. NaCl in low concentration (100 mM) increased while in higher concentrations (200–400 mM) decreased the individual plant dry weights (wt) of seedlings. Decreased(More)
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a rural community-based integrated intervention for early prevention and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in China. This 18-year cluster-randomized controlled trial encompassing 15 villages included 1008 patients (454 men and 40 women in the intervention group [mean age, 54 ± 10 years];(More)