Security pros dig in for new DoS attacks
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Despite new tools to fight off invaders, DoS attacks are only going to get worse - thanks to tools freely available on the Internet. Distributed denial-of-service attack -- 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.. . . Despite new tools to fight off invaders, DoS attacks are only going to get worse - thanks to tools freely available on the Internet. Distributed denial-of-service attack -- 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 and Mazu Networks 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 defences.

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