DNS Attack

March 30, 2012

Apparently the loosely organized hacking collective/meme known as Anonymous has announced that they will take out the Internet’s root DNS servers with a massive DDoS tomorrow.

How likely is it that they’ll succeed? Not very, for a whole host of reasons.


MS12-020

March 14, 2012

One of Microsoft’s recent patches should really be installed right away on any system running Remote Desktop Protocol. It’s only a matter of time — weeks at best, days at worst — before reverse engineers get to work on the patch and start crafting an exploit. Details available at the ISC.


SonicWall

March 13, 2012

Apparently Dell has agreed to purchase SonicWall from the private equity group that has owned them for the last couple of years. This should be an interesting transition for current SonicWall customers; hopefully the support experience doesn’t degrade too terribly much.