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Re: Researchers ping through first full 'Internet census' in 25 years
On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Chris Owen wrote:
You can't consider every wacko on the net when doing something like this. Anyone who considers a ping an attack probably isn't worth worrying about.
I tend to agree, but back when I manned the abuse desk (among others) at my former employer, I would see abuse reports come in all the time that were basically a report from whatever security software someone was running on their PC, accompanied by a message that was usually something along the lines of this:
"HOST x.x.x.x ON YOUR NETWORK PINGED ME!!!! I TAKE MY SECURITY SERIOUSLY!! I'M CALLING THE FBI!!!"
The knee-jerk reaction is rarely the right one :)