Re: [ISN] Researchers predict worm that eats the Internet in 15 minutes

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Sat Oct 26 2002 - 04:32:57 PDT

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    Forwarded from: JohnE37179at_private
    Attacking routers or root name servers (like all other systems) can
    come from two directions...outside the firewall and inside the
    firewall. As surveyafter survey and experience tells us, the majority
    of attacks on any system are not from the script kiddies, but from the
    inside -- from people with authorization. Authorization can be
    compromized in so many ways. We live in a world where 4% of the people
    opening bank accounts have identities that have been stolen or
    fraudulently compromised. Fictional resumes are so prolific that there
    ought to be a Noble Prize for fiction for the fake resume.
    By concentrating on the attack from outside the firewall without
    securing the system from within we only lock the windows while leaving
    the door wide open.
    John Ellingson
    Edentification, Inc.
    59 Oak Creek Trail
    Madison, WI 53717
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