Over a decade of DDOS--any progress yet?

Jed Smith jed at jedsmith.org
Wed Dec 8 10:29:17 CST 2010


On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 2:50 AM, Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:

> What progress has been made during the last decade at stopping DDOS
> attacks?
>

Observing Mastercard today, apparently none.

Can't blame stupid users or Microsoft for this one, either. The 'attackers'
are
using a .NET tool which I'm sure all of us are familiar with, LOIC. It
voluntarily (with user's consent!) adds their machine to a botnet controlled
by
somebody from 4chan over IRC. Because that can end well.

Blaming Microsoft for DoS attacks and spam is so passé. These mouthbreathers
are
the bigger threat, I think.

J



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