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 Mar 09, 2005 - 12:30 PM - by Michael
* Windows vulnerable to LAND attacks

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One if by PCI, two if by LAND... oh, wait... wrong reference.

Posting to the SecurityFocus industry forum site late Monday, an individual identified only as Dejan Levaja first described how the threat, known technically as a LAND attack for the type of code that triggers it, could affect Windows users by needlessly occupying their computers' processing power.

Using such an approach, an individual typically sends a packet of data to a Windows machine using a command that features the same source host and destination host information, thereby sending the computer running in circles.
Here's hoping a patch comes quickly.
 

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