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Re: Info on the DoS attacks.

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Feb 09 22:48:35 2000

On Wed, 09 February 2000, Rodney Caston wrote:
> It's because people are being very closed mouthed with this, the corps
> either have no idea what is going on or do not wish to share what they
> know, and those involved with the attacks have done a good job of keeping
> silent. Besides comparing Morris's worm to what is going on now is hardly
> fair, the net was a very different place then, and his cpu cycle hog of a
> program was alot easier to deal with and detect.

In past cases, the "crackers" have eventually been caught not by closed-mouth
corps and law enforcement, but by "civilians."

The closed-mouthness just seems to be extending the list of victims because
the later ones didn't know how to protect themselves until after they got hit.
Then after a few hours of downtime, they figure out which filters to install.

Wouldn't it be nice to know what filters to install to protect your web site
before it gets hit?







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