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Saturday, November 25 2017

The Steve Saga Continues

Security

Now that Windows XP has been released, the end is upon us !! Armies of raw-sockets-enabled XP zombies will take down sites at will in massive DDoS attacks !!

Or, perhaps not. The attacks predicted by the self-appointed security expert Steve Gibson have yet to appear, and Steve's theories on raw sockets are as flawed as his idea for LeakTest. Here's a clue, Steve (and ZoneAlarm): If you allow any outbound traffic, you might as well allow all outbound traffic, blocking it is a losing battle.

In an even stranger story, Rob Rosenberger, the man behind the excellent Vmyths website, has spoofed Gibson's rant on XP. What's strange is the death threat he received after posting an article ridiculing Gibson's predictions. (wow) It's amazing to think that Gibson has groupies that devoted.

Rob's latest rant can be read at: http://www.vmyths.com/rant.cfm.

posted by Loki on Sun, 16 Dec 2001 22:27:11 -0600