Bot Battle Brewing

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Aug 17, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

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    Interesting link from that article, Ron:

    Bots Break Into 175 Companies In Year's Biggest Attack

    Quote Oliver Friedrichs, the senior manager of Symantec’s security response team:

    "Anti-virus software is certainly effective once a threat has been identified, but an intrusion prevention system would have prevented this out the door, since they look for attacks against the vulnerability, not for a specific exploit."

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    I noticed that Kerio is offering host intrusion protection in their firewall.

    "HIPS" looks to be the buzzword for awhile. :D
     
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    Kerio's HIPS feature is buggy at best
     
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    Didn't mean to take this thread off topic. :)
     
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    In looking at this and other articles in the past few days, many of the "experts" interviewed agree that these attacks could have been prevented if the users:

    1) had a properly configured firewall

    2) had some type of intrusion protection

    3) had installed Microsoft patches


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