DDoS attackers raising the bar
Source: ZDNet eWeek - Posted by Jen Olson   
Intrusion Detection Distributed denial-of-service attacks-which by some estimates total more than 4,000 a week-are likely to get much worse as the perpetrators hone their skills and new weaknesses in popular platforms are discovered and exploited. As vendors such as Asta Networks Inc. and . . . Distributed denial-of-service attacks-which by some estimates total more than 4,000 a week-are likely to get much worse as the perpetrators hone their skills and new weaknesses in popular platforms are discovered and exploited. As vendors such as Asta Networks Inc. and Mazu Networks Inc. prepare to launch their anti-DDoS solutions in the coming weeks, attackers across the Internet are fine-tuning their tools and creating sophisticated assaults designed to elude even the best defenses.

In addition, those malicious programmers could get a big assist this fall when Microsoft Corp. releases Windows XP, which some security experts say provides attackers with a made-to-order launching pad for their DDoS assaults.

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