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Re: Sobig.f surprise attack today

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Thu Aug 28 16:22:26 2003

Mike Tancsa wrote:


I dont think this would work too well. The users who are infected often think something is wrong because their connection and computer are not working quite right. So they disconnect / reconnect / reboot so they burn through quite a few dynamic IP addresses along the way.

This is an artifact of ISPīs wanting to have static IPīs as an add-on premium service
so they provide short lease times and change IP as often as itīs feasible without
interrupting service unneccessarily.

Pete






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