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Re: Counter DoS
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Steven M. Bellovin wrote: > In message <0aa101c40707$eebc2650$dbc21e43@Somi>, "Joshua Brady" writes: > > > >http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39148215,00.htm > > > >Comments? > > The phrase "seriously bad idea" comes to mind. Other phrases include > "illegal", "collateral damage", and "stupid". Any publicity is good publicity. They haven't actually explained or shown what their product does. Just a bunch of puffery to get the press to write about them. In the 1990's another company announced their new security product: "Sidewinder: The firewall that strikes back!" at the National Computer Security Conference in Baltimore. Sidewinder used lots of information warfare quotes from Winn Schwartau and ex-military types staffing their sales suite. I wouldn't be surprised when they finally reveal their product it is a lot less than the hype. Right now its a bit like a movie the movie studio won't give the critics an advanced screening, but has a big advertising budget. Usually that is a sign of a stinker.