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Fairfax IT: CERT warns of looming DDoS attacks

Dec 01, 2000, 16:51 (1 Talkback[s])

"In its clearest signal yet that it may be bracing for a massive attack, computer network security group CERT issued an advisory today asking system administrators to prepare systems to block denial of service attacks."

"The advisory, titled DenialofService Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Stacks, warns admins to harden and closely monitor systems in anticipation of an attack."

"Denialofservice attacks are possible whenever an attacker can consume a limited resource on a victim's machine. Examples of the kinds of resources that an attacker can consume are CPU time, network bandwidth, and volatile and nonvolatile memory," the advisory says."

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