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Security Linux News for Jun 04, 2001

  • Steve Gibson on Recent DoS Attacks Against GRC.com (Jun 04, 2001, 22:55)
    A lot of readers are probably familiar with Steve Gibson'site GRC.com as a place to go for superficial verification of workstation security via free, web-based portscans. GRC.com recently fell victim to a packet-flooding DoS attack. His account of the whole ordeal, which includes some of his correspondence with the attacker, is fairly interesting, as is his assertion that Microsoft, in implementing the complete Unix sockets specification for Win2000/XP, has opened the Internet to "an escalation of Internet terrorism the likes of which has never been seen before."