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Re: Internet attack called broad and long lasting
On Wed, 11 May 2005 13:44:22 +0300, Gadi Evron said: > First, I don't really see why an attack should be estimated by the tool > used. If a 10 years old exploit would work, why should an attacker look > for and use a 0day? It's silly allocation of resources. > > Burrowing from that, if the attack is successful, and the loss is > significant, I think the way there - although cute, is irrelevant except > for the defender. Actually, it *is* relevant for the "rest of us". Given the number of boxen that got whacked, and the number of sites involved, "the defender" *is* "the rest of us", and "we as an industry" obviously need to get our collective act in gear. Remember - *Your* boxes may be hardened beyond all belief and plausibility, but you're *STILL* screwed if some teenaged kid on another continent has more effective control of the router at the other end of your OC-48 than the NOC monkey you call when things get wonky....