June 6, 2001

Microsoft rebuts XP Net instability claims

Author: JT Smith

From The Register: "Microsoft has officially responded to claims made by security consultant Steve
Gibson that Windows XP threatens the stability of the Internet thanks to its inclusion
on Unix sockets. These 'raw' sockets allow hackers to send thousands of spoof data
packets from several PCs at once and launch unstoppable denial-of-service
attacks against chosen Web sites."

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