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Re: Upsurge in attacks?
Deepak Jain wrote: > > Has anyone else noticed an upsurge in unsophisticated [packet flood, etc] > attacks since college kids have to their own devices in dorms again this > year? Well... depends on the kind fo attack. I'm actually seeing fewer large packet ICMP attacks than I was a couple of months ago. I'm guessing this is because more zombied machine have been cleared out. There are the normal number of scans that one might expect (bored freshmen with ethernet connectiosn to the fatest network they've ever seen, what would you do?) but, suprisingly enough the number of naive DoS attacks seems to be on the decline around me. I need to look at the security logs a little closer but I think I'm correct. I wrote our security stuff but I've not looked at it in almost a month now. Note: We only really start to give a damn when attacks start to suck up more than 20Mbps on its own. Anything less than that is either not worth the hassle or gets lost in the noise. Our position as a GigaPOP eliminates a few potential areas of concern.