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    Antionline's Security Dude instronics's Avatar
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    Talking Free software gives hackers taste of own medicine

    Hey everyone, i found this today on the net, and i must say it sounds really neat.

    Free software gives hackers taste of own medicine By Team Register, The Register Apr 1 2003 7:51AM IT security specialist Backfire Security today announced the availability of a software download as a discrete desk-top client application which wreaks revenge on those hackers and culprits attacking your network or infecting users with worms and/or viruses.
    Get the full story HERE!

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    You have been fooled, it's a aprils fool.
    Why do you post this April 2nd? hehe

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    a joke

    and I thought someone else found a use for Iptables "mirror"

    ( newbies are sooo serious )
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    Heh, damn. And i though i found something really sweet. Oh well, thats life.

    Cheers >:-s
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    OK forgive me if I'm being a total muppet here but:
    http://<br /> <a rel="nofollow" hre...eta=</a><br />

    The initial search terms on our friend google looks legit.

    Am I being a muppet? Couldnt actually get on to the 'backfire' site Hmmmm.....

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    To support what instronics said...

    The software has the ability to instantly and dynamically 'trace' the IP source address - no matter how well masked - of the network attack/infection and respond by launching either a Domain Name or Mail Server flood attack in the direction of the attacker.


    The freeware package - PAYBACK v1.0 - is available from www.backfiresecurity.co.uk in both PC and Mac formats.


    I got error when I open the site.

    *** This account has exceeded it's bandwidth quota and has been temporarily disabled***

    Try visit the site quite sometimes.

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    Bad Idea

    You have to think about this. Most worms etc resend from innocent users. so as well as the user being stung by some nasty virus they will also get pummeled into the ground by us.

    I won't be installing it april fools or not.

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    This is the second topic on the same board about the same hoax; they got you guys good . Oh and its defiantly a hoax someone on /. Fallowed it out and posted a link to the final download page that admits its a hoax

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    yah, it reeked of April Fools to me so I decided to check it all the way out. Here is the final page after you request a download of the product, answer a short survey, and give them some personal information.


    http://backfiresecurity.co.uk/aprilfool.htm

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    Talking nice

    funny really funny april fools joke.

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