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Countering Attacks Hiding In Denial-Of-Service Smokescreens
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9/16/2013 | 1:20:14 PM
re: Countering Attacks Hiding In Denial-Of-Service Smokescreens
Companies and major carriers have been fighting botnets for years now. Bot herders take advantage of systems that are not properly maintained for their attacks. We need to stop looked at the symptoms and start looking at the problem. The focus should be on preventing these systems from being compromised. Forcing these systems to upgrade is key to stopping these attacks. iHeart radio will not let you access it's services unless you have the latest version of Flash. Other companies should start taking the same action. If ISPs would not allow a PC on its network unless it was patched, a lot of the botnets would be cut down significantly.

Jeff Jones
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