[ILUG] LogWatch: rebuke to ILUG gurus
chris.higgins at darach.ie
Mon Feb 14 14:18:46 GMT 2005
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:22:52 +0000
Bryan O'Donoghue <typedef at eircom.net> wrote:
> You were smurfed !
If you are talking about the directed broadcast "smurf" attack then
nothing in the description indicates this
If however you are seeing little blue people with white hats, then
put the tinfoil hat back on.
> or sequentially... in which case whoever setup the proggie to do
> that... still doesn't have a clue.
> Bottom line, nothing to worry about.
Erm - "bottom line" - there are bad things/people/programs on the internet.
Now - right at this moment.... and they are actively probing and scanning...
So always use protection..
As Bryan says - lots of these are clueless and won't be doing anything other
than a portscan. So they ( in and of themselves ) are not a huge direct worry.
Some of the port traffic that we see is the aftermath of p2p clients... you
run a p2p client - you end up in someone's client list - and for weeks afterwards
you get connect attempts from other p2p networks trying to connect to your
client (even though the user has been re-educated and isn't trying to run p2p
software in the office any more )
> Now : The fact that I removed my tin foil hat and the No_Such_Agency
> is controlling my brain, to make me say that... should in no way
> increase your paranoia level.
See above about putting the hat back on :-)
>  tounge/cheek
>  Perhaps someone you gave a bad grade to ?
Tim doesn't give bad grades - people work to earn them :-)
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