Month: May 2006

SETEC Astronomy

In the film “The Manhattan Project,” a high school student builds a small nuclear weapon to bring attention to a covert nuclear weapons research lab located near his suburban home. The ending of the film is a tense standoff between the high school student, the […]

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Gone Aren’t the Days of Spoofing

Reading a slew of comments associated with a Slashdot post titled Can You Spoof IP Packets? I found a response stating “…every self-respecting network operator has RPF (or some other antispoof-ingress filter) enabled at the edge. Gone are the days of spoofing”. For more than […]

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Nugache: TCP port 8 Bot

Over this past weekend, ASERT received samples of the Nugache bot and analyzed them Monday morning. Nugache has been noticed because it appears to employ P2P to communicate rather than a more traditional IRC channel. People have been discussing it as a Waste-based protocol, the […]

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The Enemy Within

Amidst the daily headlines heralding the rise of massive zombie armies and malevolent teenage hackers in far-off countries, it’s easy to lose sight of one of the biggest threats to your network. And you may be surprised by this oft overlooked enemy to uptime and […]

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