October 25, 2001

Dave Dittrich responds to Steve Gibson's Windows XP security claims

Author: JT Smith

Dave Dittrich, known in security circles as an expert on DDoS methods and for his Honeynet Prject, has written a response to the claims made by Steve Gibson, who has stated that the raw sockets support featured in Windows XP pose a serious security threat. From Dittrich's response: "I think that Steve is focusing on only one issue in a very complex
set of issue (to the exclusion of a number of other equally important
issues) and is putting an overly large amount of energy into this one
issue. My read of the comments I'm hearing from others is that this
unbalanced approach comes across to them as FUD or hype."


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