DOS Trends Are Changing – More Effective Attack Classes.

Yes, DOS trends are changing.  CERT-FI‘s release of the “Sockstress” details yesterday has a few people confused.  Outpost24 discovered some new TCP state abuse technique which can cause a range of issue on a TCP stack (see CERT-FI’s release details). It is a serious issue. But, if it is serious, why is there not a Read More

Understanding “DDOS”

In the operational security community, Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) is the “gun” used in extortion. Extortion is a human crime – where one group (or individual) preys on another. We mitigate extortion through civic society’s rules (laws) and enforcement (justice system). This dual system of laws and enforcement is further reinforced with education – Read More