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Sun Grid DOS'd

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  • by poopie (35416) on Thursday March 23, 2006 @01:57PM (#14982192) Journal
    Let's keep things straight - three are enough confusing three letter acronyms.

    Denial of Service is still worth writing out. Most wanna-be geeks see the three letters "dos" in any capitalization combination and think of Microsoft Disk Operating system.

    Slashdot story submitters should know the difference between DOS and DoS, but due to the stupid l33tsp33k crud, nobody takes capitalization seriously.

    I think that outside of security or incident response venues, denial of service should be written in full and not abbreviated.
  • by ArcherB (796902) on Thursday March 23, 2006 @02:01PM (#14982228) Journal
    Actually, there is a difference between DOS and MSDOS. DOS, Disk Operating System, is a generic term.

  • Re:Jackasses (Score:3, Informative)

    by dfj225 (587560) on Thursday March 23, 2006 @02:09PM (#14982292) Homepage Journal
    Sure, I'll bite. I would say that any "white hat" hacker would notify the company of security vulnerabilities within their system instead of exploiting them with no warning. I think actually releasing or using exploits against a system that you do not own, operate, or have permission to run said exploits on would remove you from the "white hat" group. Believe it or not, some people are able to research software security without feeling the need to run exploits in the wild. Only those who are irresponsible or malicious would do that, and these types are typically not the ones creating the exploits to being with.
  • Re:Jackasses (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 23, 2006 @02:53PM (#14982622)
    Until I see more evidence I think they're doing another publicity stunt, trying to promote their authentication system and a "more civil society".

    The author of the article pulled a quote from 3 years ago to satisfy his/her soundbite requirements. I don't see how this is Sun's fault. (Unless you also believe that the reporter is in Sun's pocket.)

    Paranoid much?
  • by Heembo (916647) on Thursday March 23, 2006 @04:32PM (#14983556) Journal
    The sun grin did NOT GET DOS'ed. The DEMO SERVER got dos'ed, and when they moved such code back into the grid the DOS attack was mitigated. RTFA.

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