Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday April 19, 2015

'Pings of Death' Are Killing Windows Servers

Attention System Admins: The SANS Institute has issued a warning for an exploit that can take servers offline without being patched. Microsoft issued an update to correct the problem and It is recommended that the patch be applied as quickly as possible.

However, within hours of the update going live, people reverse engineered the new code to find out where the hole is and how to exploit it, and have started sending out the pings of death.