[dns-operations] All Too Quiet?

Douglas K. Fischer fischerdk at fidoki.com
Tue Jul 29 20:21:28 UTC 2008

I think it more likely that most bad guys will stay in the shadows until
most people have stopped paying attention (which will probably be a few
weeks after Black Hat). There will still be a significant number of
sites that will not have patched, so there will be plenty of exploitable
servers, but none of the extra vigilance there is now.



Tycho Eggen wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>>> Why haven't they used it yet?  Well, I am not sure they have not.
>>> Assuming
>>> they have not used it yet, well, I can't tell you why.
>> Bad guys are bad, not stupid.
>> With all the kabal, they know every serious DNS operator is aware and
>> watching traffic, hoping to catch one of the bad guys.
>> The bad guys are not completely ignorant, and won'try to rob a bank when
>> there's a police drill going on.
> On the other hand, what if they dress up like cops and just try to fit in?
> In the mean while they could be just probing security and scanning sites
> for who's vulnerable and who's not.
> Just a random thought.

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