June 13, 2001
Gibson to prove his point about WinXP security
Author: JT Smith
alien writes, "Looks like Steve Gibson is concerned enough about raw sockets in WinXP to go to the trouble to prove his point. In Security geek developing WinXP raw socket exploit, The Register takes a critical look at Gibson's panic at the motivatios behind his development of 'Spoofarino,' an application designed to exploit the vulnerability and test 'irresponsibility' of ISPs. It may also be the start of a war tool for the script kiddies."