The Daily War on the Internet

Andreas F. Borchert
Department of Computer Science, RIT, and Ulm University


All computers connected to the Internet are continually subject to scans and attacks. While this is not new and even sometimes addressed by installing firewalls and security patches, the actual attacks that are just happening on the own network right now are widely ignored as long as no interruptions of the regular service occur. The lack of information makes it hard to set the priorities right, to notify other good guys that their server has been hacked, and to detect new attacks and attack patterns before they become publicly known.

This talk attempts to give an introductory overview about observation techniques, common attacks, and the people and motivations behind them.

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