Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption In an unexpected move for a security company, SecurEnvoy today said that cyber break-ins and advanced malware incidents, such as the recent DDoS attack by LulzSec, should actually be welcomed and their initiators applauded. The company's CTO Andy Kemshall said: "I firmly believe that the media attention LulzSec’s DDoS attack has recently received is deserving. It’s thanks to these guys, who’re exposing the blase attitudes of government and businesses without any personal financial gain, that will make a difference in the long term to the security being put in place to protect our own personal data!"
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RE[3]: Comment by MORB
by Alfman on Tue 28th Jun 2011 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MORB"
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"If you look at the LOIC that the anonymous group use, they target a website to request pages that take up vast amounts of resources, be it memory, server side scripting or database load."

"In this instance, just a few people (sometimes even 1 person) can take down a website simply because of bad code."

Believe me when I say that I'm a huge advocate of running efficient code. However you have to admit that depleting the server of resources by running useless (yet valid+legal) queries is not nearly the same thing as taking over the server through a security vulnerability.

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