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Published: 2006-12-14
Last Updated: 2006-12-14 00:31:06 UTC
by Kyle Haugsness (Version: 1)
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In response to fellow handler Swa Frantzen's call for ICMP packets yesterday, many of you sent in ICMP traces that we analyzed.  To summarize the responses, many of you are indeed seeing a general uptick in various types of ICMP traffic.  Some people are getting more echo requests, others are getting echo replies, others are getting other types of ICMP.  We haven't found any common thread between any of the submissions.  So it's probably safe for me to say that this isn't a worldwide event with a common source cause.

Some major data breaches announced at UCLA and Boeing put the total number of privacy breaches at privacyrights.org since April 2005 to almost 100 million.  http://www.privacyrights.org/ar/ChronDataBreaches.htm

New vulnerabilities announced in Symantec NetBackup:  http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.12.13a.html

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