Linked by Adurbe on Sun 12th Dec 2010 21:55 UTC
Internet & Networking For a number of days the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and others wre attacked by a group of WikiLeaks supporters ('hacktivists'). Although the group calls itself 'Anonymous', researchers at the DACS group of the University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, discovered that these hacktivists are easily traceable, and therefore anything but anonymous.
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OSnews perspective
by pysiak on Mon 13th Dec 2010 14:53 UTC
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IMVHO the osnews perspective should be here quite short:
1) LOIC is written in .NET
2) LOIC is mostly run under Windows XP SP2+ (vista/7)
3) #1 and #2 mean LOIC is unable to do packet crafting, it cannot spoof the Source IP address
4) Can't be anynonymous!
5) You would have to spoof Source IP in, say, Linux whose API supports these things
6) And even then you wouldn't be that anonymous as the ISPs could see which network ports were highly utilized and if they keep track and see lots of random/spoofed IPs then you'd be suspect.

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