Why it's So Difficult to Trace Cyber-Attacks
I've been asked this question by countless reporters in the past couple of weeks. Here's a good explanation. Shorter answer: it's easy to spoof source destination, and it's easy to hijack unsuspecting middlemen and use them as proxies.
No, mandating attribution won't solve the problem. Any Internet design will necessarily include anonymity.
Posted on June 13, 2011 at 6:52 AM • 46 Comments