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Comment: Social DOS (Score 1) 766

by Ashok (#6711184) Attached to: WindowsUpdate.com Secured, Permanently

The most 'impressive' denial of service going on here is the social one. Get a lot of folk out there that are manually trying to get patched, all together and it's going to cause a hell of a spike on whatever machines service the update. This is aided slightly by some good meeja stories.

Removing the DNS for windowsupdate.com is one thing but windowsupdate.microsoft.com looks a lot like toast right now. That could be because there are variants of the worm, I suppose, but I'd wager it's the monkeys at keyboards.

Imagine if they didn't have the best part of a month to patch and a week to prepare for the ddos. How about an hour or so to code for a new exploit and 15 minutes for it to propagate? Patching isn't going to save anyone if that sort of thing ever because commonplace.

How can you work when the system's so crowded?

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