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Re: Malware and DoS analysis
From: gmx <pal_adam () gmx net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 23:09:05 +0200

Hello bitshield,

As far as i know, it doesnt make sense to test/analyze DOS
vulnerability, here are some reasons:

-hard to simulate a test, needs a lot of ressources
-dos mosltly ends in system failure, which can stop the production and
be pretty expensive
-no efficient measurements IF you found out that the company can be
dos`ed , the less which exist and are working (i think riverhead
technologies) are very expensive to be implemented
-mostly dos is not that intresting for intrusion

thats my point of view...

best regards

Adam Pal




Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 8:04:35 AM, you wrote:

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bgc> Hello


bgc> I’m trying to analyse a company’s vulnerability to malware
bgc> (Viruses, Trojans, Backdoors, etc)  and DoS. I’m however a little
bgc> bit stuck in finding an approach to do that. I’m trying to
bgc> collect properties that make a corporate environment vulnerable
bgc> to certain kinds of malware and DoS attacks.


bgc> Some of the points I want to have a closer look are:

bgc> -  Internet Access architecture

bgc> - Intranet and DMZ architecture

bgc> - General Network defences

bgc> - Anti-Virus deployment

bgc> - Deployed Operating Systems and their patch level

bgc> - Employees’ awareness regarding malware

bgc> - Proper defence-in-depth concept


bgc> Do you guys have any other ideas? What can be considered to analyze DoS susceptibility?


bgc> Thanks for your feedbacks

bgc> Joe


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