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Russian Threat Group May Have Devised a 'Man-on-the-Side' Attack
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7/27/2019 | 2:26:33 PM
Ways to address the MOTS issue

"The difference between MITM and MOTS is straightforward," says Don Smith, senior director of the Counter Threat Unit at Secureworks. "With MITM, the attacker is present on infrastructure the traffic is traversing and can tamper with it," he says. "With MOTS, the attacker has sufficient access to observe and inject traffic which through timing/bandwidth is consumed by the victim before the legitimate reply arrives."

 Wouldn't it be better to implement IPv6 and utilize its capabilities, it has a number of advantages that IPv4 does not:
  • IPv6 can run end-to-end encryption
  • Widespread adoption of IPv6 will, therefore, make man-in-the-middle attacks significantly more difficult
  • IPv6 also supports more-secure name resolution

Also, why not implement ways to block countries, this can be done using Powershell and IPtables/UFW, the user would have to do it from an ingress and egress standpoint. I would think this would be a way to mitigate this issue because the payload could not be downloaded from "Command and Control".

Something to think about.

Todd


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