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From: jkmanowar9 at (jkm)
Subject: AT&T early warning system

On 18 Oct 2003 12:27:23 -0400, "Hoho" <> said:
> On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 22:44, jkm wrote:
> > Quote 2:
> > "AT&T saw anomalies in its network three to four weeks before that worm
> > hit and was able to take certain precautions. "When the worm actually
> > happened, AT&T's network did not take a hit,'' Eslambolchi said."
> Doesn't it seem like they're trying to violate causality? If the worm
> doesn't exist yet, then its associated traffic doesn't exist yet, hence
> there's nothing to detect. Wonder what those 'anomalies' were. Seems no
> more effective than just watching MS security patches and reading FD.
> -- 

Yeah, I agree unless as other threads are saying, the worm author
releases a test worm. I wonder if it would in fact catch script kiddies
and other criminal traffic, thus actually acting as an intrusion
detection system?

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