RE: Attacks on GRC.com

From: Dave Salovesh (salovesh@ramassociates.com)
Date: 02/28/02


From: Dave Salovesh <salovesh@ramassociates.com>
To: 'HarryM' <harrym@the-group.org>, incidents@securityfocus.org
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 16:48:33 -0500

Harry,

The attack Gibson describes uses two or three long-known methods. I don't
know if this particular mix deserves a name of its own, but I certainly
haven't heard one.

Here's much more of a poke at Gibson, but it's also a pretty good rebuttal
(of the Gibson's GENESIS solution, at least) from Thomas C. Greene:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/24189.html

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Dave Salovesh
RAM Associates, Inc.
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> -----Original Message----- > From: HarryM [mailto:harrym@the-group.org] > Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 5:46 AM > To: incidents@securityfocus.org > Subject: RE: Attacks on GRC.com > > > To the moderator: > I'm not sure if this is on-topic for incidents since it's > kind've a poke > at steve gibson as well as a question :) > Would you mind sending this to the appropriate list if > incidents is the > wrong one? I'm on incidents, bugtraq, vuln-dev and webappsec. > Thanks. > > RE Gibson's 'report' here: http://grc.com/dos/drdos.htm > > I know i heard about this type of attack quite soem time ago, > although i > don't remember it being given a name. Gibson has dubbed this > a 'Distributed > Reflection Denial of Service' attack in his typical > 'media-darling' style. > Has the *real* security community given this type of attack a > name? If so, > what? And is there any defence, possibly automated, that > server admins can > implement against innocent servers being abused in this way > by crackers? Are > there any IDSs that can detect this type of activity? > > I'm new to security in general so forgive me if any of those > questions are > dumb! > > Harry > > > -------------------------------------------------------------- > -------------- > This list is provided by the SecurityFocus ARIS analyzer service. > For more information on this free incident handling, management > and tracking system please see: http://aris.securityfocus.com >

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