Fairfax IT: CERT warns of looming DDoS attacksDec 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."