Monday, January 23, 2006

Now I know what ssh-scan does

I'm still trying to get a handle on the situation detailed in

I finally found out from a friend of mine that goes by the handle "tech guru" what ssh-scan does. It is a tool used for DOS attacks. What this means in plain English is that it is used to send a lot of requests to a targeted website. The targeted website becomes overwhelmed and basically stops working.
Evidently, hackers use ssh-scan to shut down a trageted website for "fun" or profit.