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Network Security Story

  1. May 4, 2005 #1


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    I found a security story that is similar to "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Clifford Stoll, but involves a DDOS attack. It is somewhat long, but definitely a good read.

    http://www.csoonline.com/read/050105/extortion.html [Broken]
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  3. May 5, 2005 #2
    Saw that posted in cola the other day. Interesting story. Nice that they were able to beat the attack off. However, it does not bode well if attackers are already able to coordinate so many machines in a single attack. Something seriously needs to be done to address that.
  4. May 5, 2005 #3
    what can be done?
  5. May 24, 2005 #4
    Burning every copy of windows in existence, nuking Redmond and making everyone use a proper operating system.
  6. May 24, 2005 #5
    this story is a clear case of the company not being prepared for such an attack. Its just like one of those amoured bank vehicles (they draw attention) and if you are drawing attention then you should have security.

    If you want to run windows for a server then have someone that knows everything about it cuz its one of the easier OSs to break into.
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