To crack one system and then use it as a Â“launching padÂ” for
cracking other systems. University computer systems tend to be a hotbed of
compromised systems from which crackers launch DoS attacks. Home computers
attached to DSL (Digital
Subscriber Lines) and cable modems are frequently exploited by crackers and
used to launch Denial of Service (DoS)
attacks. The primary reason these exploits occur is that home computers tend to
lack key security features and anti-virus software. Given the huge customer
base of Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
offering cable modems or DSL services, it is very difficult to track the origin
of such DoS exploits.
Denial of Service (DoS); DSL (Digital Subscriber Lines); Exploits; Internet
Service Provider (ISP); Vulnerabilities of Computers.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website.