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Denial of Service (DoS) FAQ  15 February 2000 
Source: SecurityPortal - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This FAQ covers denial of service attacks (DoS) in great depth, and has links to software that can be used to execute DoS attacks. Reviewing the DoS attack code can be helpful in assisting you in finding evidence of compromised . . .
 
FBI follows Internet chat room leads in hacker probe  15 February 2000 
Source: CNN Tech News - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
CNN reports, "The FBI is pursuing a number of promising leads, including Internet chat room conversations, in the probe of last week's hacker attacks on several top Web sites, according to sources familiar with the investigation." . . .
 
Clinton: Net attacks no 'Pearl Harbor'  15 February 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
President Clinton, meeting with computer executives at the White House, said Tuesday that last week's costly Web-site hack attacks raised the alarm for tighter Internet security but were not a "Pearl Harbor." . . .
 
Hacking comes from the inside, computer expert warns.  15 February 2000 
Source: FairFax IT. - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
As written in IT Fairfax ... "Most computer hacking is carried out from within, the head of the national information security testing body said today. And Australian Information Security Evaluation Program (AISEP) manager Anne Robins said that with increasing computer . . .
 
New DDOS Attack Tools?  14 February 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This News.com article points to a paper on PacketStorm written by Mixter, the purported author of the TFN and TFN2K distributed denial of service attack tools. "Three new versions, called Fapi, Shaft and Trank, are disclosed in a paper . . .
 
CNet Interview with Mixter  14 February 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here's an interview from News.com with Mixter, author of Tribe Flood Network and TFN2K, programs which may have been used in the recent denial of service attacks on many web sites recently. . . .
 
Redesigning the Internet: Can it be less vulnerable?  13 February 2000 
Source: Wall Street Journal, David Hamilton -Posted by: - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Who's responsibility should security be? Who should make changes? David Hamilton writes ..."This week’s rash of mysterious attacks against Web sites such as Yahoo! Inc. and E*Trade Group Inc. has hammered home one message: The Internet’s architecture needs . . .
 
News.com Overview of Recent Exploits  10 February 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This News.com section details the recent DDoS attacks including a more in-depth overview of the events, and information on what the FBI is currently doing. . . .
 
Special Report: Network Security  02 February 2000 
Source: Network Magazine - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Network Magazine is running a few great articles on network security this month. It discusses means to recognize the signs of a serious threat, how to determine whether you should outsource your security needs, and what threat viruses may cause . . .
 
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