More on the DDOS from earlier this week:
According to security experts, a more sophisticated attack could have disrupted the root servers long enough to impair Net access. Had the attack prevented access to the servers for eight to 10 hours, the average computer user may have noticed slower response times, said Craig Labovitz, director of network architecture for denial-of-service prevention firm Arbor Networks.
Very busy again today, but make sure you check out the big story on the massive DDOS which took place on Monday. The target? Root name servers...
Around 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, a "distributed denial of service" (DDOS) attack struck the 13 "root servers" that provide the primary roadmap for almost all Internet communications. Despite the scale of the attack, which lasted about an hour, Internet users worldwide were largely unaffected, experts said.
Flurry of posts
I've been real busy today, but here are 3 quick links - all pretty good. First, more HIPAA - and the news isn't good. Hospitals keep IT security low on the spending lists. Next, the super exploit concept - some FUD and truth in this one. Definitely an interesting concept. Lastly, some wifi security talk from the army.
Ask Slashdot on one of the industry's biggest issues - HIPAA.
It's Monday - I'm scanning the normal sites, not much yet. Still trying to get a dedicated line up in the office - the reason for the lack of recents posts. Hopefully we'll be up and running full speed in a week or so.