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#1 blackpaw


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:20 AM

So I'm curious about the LOIC tool used in Operation Payback (it's in the news if you've been under a rock for a while), wouldn't it be possible to forge the source addresses of the DDoS packets and stop everyone from getting arrested like idiots? I'm assuming the packets' real source would be logged somewhere along the way and still be traceable, but it would at least be marginally harder to find them right?

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:15 AM

If windows still supported raw sockets it would be possible for LOIC to forge the IP address. Still, all traffic has to come from somewhere, and go along different hops to it's destination. It would just be a matter of back tracing each hop the traffic took to find out the true origin.

I don't think it would be much more difficult Because when looking at the traffic, it would probably be back traced anyway to make sure the IP is from the real attacker.

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