June 18, 2001

New tool will expose security-slacker ISPs

Author: JT Smith

LinuxSecurity: "Steve Gibson, president of Gibson Research Corp.,
is developing a free tool that will hold ISP's feet to
the fire if they have not implemented a security
technique known as "egress filtering."

Gibson's utility, which will be called Spoofarino,
enables Internet users to test whether their ISPs
allow them to send forged or "spoofed" packets of
data to Gibson's Web site. A spoofed packet
conceals the true Internet protocol address of the
sender's computer, making it appear to come from
another machine."


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