October 31, 2001

DoS attacks focus on Windows machines

Author: JT Smith

SecurityFocus: "Attackers have begun favoring particular chunks of Internet address space that are more likely to contain Windows machines than others, said Kevin Houle, a researcher with
the government-funded center, speaking to approximately 600 engineers and network administrators at a meeting of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG).
"If I'm an intruder and I want to install my tools on Windows machines, its very easy to find subsections of the network to search," said Houle."

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