__/ [Perfect Reign] on Tuesday 08 November 2005 15:36 \__
> First thing my mom tells me her website is down. I check mine and - sure
> enough - I get very intermittent access. (She uses my reseller account.) I
> contact the hosting service and they tell me they've had DOS. I didn't know
> you could host websites under DOS. :) Seriously, it appears they had a
> DDOS attack last night. Grrr...
Mine has been under DoS for over a month. I get about 1,000 accesses per day
from Windows zombies. It was around 5,000 a day at worst, so I now filter
using some re-directions.
> Then, I read that there's actually a Linux worm running around shutting
> down PHP/CGI remote access scripts.
True. People are talking about it a lot these days. Certain CMS packages are
quite badly affected, as well as AWStats and the like (out-of-date
installations). My host was forced to go down 4 months ago due to DoS
attacks. Someone did not patch up a phpBB installation properly.
> I'll be sure to check under the "Additional Window ME/XP removal
> considerations" section to remove it.
What you need to do is wait until more countries take an example from
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