Re: fighting fire with fire as an approach to better network security?!?!?

From: Colin McKinnon (colin.thisisnotmysurname_at_ntlworld.deletemeunlessURaBot.com)
Date: 03/07/04


Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 17:01:01 +0000

Walt Howard spilled the following:

> In article <6427086d.0403062032.4310a0f6@posting.google.com>,
> technocrat <technocrat@hush.ai> wrote:
>>I don't want to influence a discussion on way or the other, but this
>>is a really interesting approach to network security. So, check outů
>>
>>http://www.symbiot.com
>
> Dubious claim. Accurately identifying the attackers can be quite
> difficult
> and may be impossible. Much can be spoofed, because few edge routers are
> configured to test outgoing source adddresses. Counterattacking the wrong
> source makes you no better than the original attackers.
>

It's probably also ILLEGAL to use the software in the UK, possibly other
countries too.

C.