Steve Gibson releases “Spoofarino” tool

April 1st, 2006 by | Print
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The problem of denial of service attacks could be solved overnight if ISPs cleaned up their act, a security gadfly has claimed. Steve Gibson, president of Gibson Research Corp., has released a free tool that will hold ISPs’ feet to the fire if they have not implemented a security technique known as “egress filtering.” Gibson’s “Spoofarino” utility 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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