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Re: tcp vulnerability? haven't seen anything on it here...

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Subject: Re: tcp vulnerability? haven't seen anything on it here...
From: Chris Friesen <cfriesen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:25:27 -0400
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Richard B. Johnson wrote:

The vulnerabilities were discussed on US news reports as being
like somebody discovered they could disconnect your electricity
if they had some wire-cutters.

Those guys in the UK just don't have anything else to do! It
seems that they discovered that if you tap-into some network
physical media you could disrupt it!

The impression I got was that some equipment was much more vulnerable due to having a) massive windows, and b) using sequential source ports, making it much easier to guess even if you can't tap the line.

Chris

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