Arnt Gulbrandsen
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Good news

Deutsche Telekom has published a live overview of internet security. It's good news, just look at the top 5 attack types.

Here's a screenshot, in case Telekom learns that traceroute isn't a weapon and starts excluding it from the list of attack types:

I'm going to assume that 50% of what Telekom sees is innocent, ie. half the attacks on SMB protocol are fat-fingered configurations. (I know I've fat-fingered someone's port 5353 not long ago.) That leaves 13 million SMB attacks last month, 690,000 traceroute invocations, and the other kinds of attacks are less common than traceroute.

If there are fewer attacks than traceroute invocations on everything except that one notorious Microsoft target, the world can't be too badly off. Have a nice day.

ADSL from Deutsche Telekom

So just now, as I was writing up the advent calendar a door-to-door salesman came asking whether I might want to purchase lovely phone and internet connectivity from Telekom.

Now I need to vent.

I was a Telekom customer for years. Not very happy, but also not unhappy and changes seemed risky. So when I needed more bandwidth, early in July 2009, I ordered an upgrade. […More…]