April 21, 2008

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I have Intego Net Barrier and Virus Barrier (I recommend both for OS X 10.3.5 - have heard Norton OSX 10.3.5 users have had problems, so got Intego as recommended on .mac site) and today it stopped a Ping Flood! Set off a hooter that made me jump out of my skin too! lol

What is a ping flood exactly?

quote:" This address was put in the stop list because it tried to attack your computer with a Ping Flood. OrgName:****Elron Technologies (based in NY.)" endquote

Have I been saved from something nasty?

It's made me worry about my security and about spyware etc. Is there more I can do to protect myself?

Who is Elron Technologies? Can I report them, get them shut down? Or should I just be thankful that my pings didn't flood?

I'd be delighted if someone technical could lend their thoughts and explain ping flooding.

Thanks in advance


Stephen W. Foster, CISO, Avaya
Stephen W. Foster (Steve) is the Chief Information Security Officer at Avaya. Steve is responsible for insuring the highest level of protection for Avaya’s information assets, which includes responsibility for information security architecture, design and implementation; corporate network security; Internet and intranet security and access control management. He will also provide initial design support to the Business Transformation team for applications and infrastructure security requirements. He is also responsible for helping to ensure that Avaya is in compliance with all rules, laws and regulations such as GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC that effect information security.

Steve joins Avaya after a distinguished 20-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He retired form the FBI in March of 2000. During this career, he managed many International Investigations and established the New Jersey FBI “InfraGard” program. The “InfraGard” program, which is still in operation today, was established as an Information Security “Outreach” organization, which enhances the sharing of information between all levels of government and industry. He is currently an active member of the Board of Directors for the NJ Chapter. After leaving the FBI, Steve accepted a position as Director of Information Security for PayTrust Inc, a fast growing financial services company, which relocated to Chicago. Before coming to Avaya he was the Asst. VP of Information Security for TD Waterhouse Inc. the Brokerage arm of the Toronto Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada.

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