[LINK] More fun in mainstream journalism
Thu, 17 Feb 2000 09:47:12 +1100
>From Time magazine's otherwise decent coverage of the DDoS attacks:
>Choosing the right networks took time. About 50 were used for the Yahoo attack;
>employed in later hits. But once they were selected, activation was simply a
>uploading bits of code called daemons, similar to viruses, which bided their
time in dark
>corners of these remote networks until the hacker decided it was DOS Day.
Imaginary editorial conversation:
"What's a daemon?"
"Dunno. Sounds nasty though."
"Yeah, must be something like a virus."