Comments: Censorware usable for blog Denial-Of-Service Attack?

Yes, poorly configured filtering software will do exactly that. In fact it can do worse than that...a malicious person could as well as give you the text "Free Sox" they could also provide you with a link to Free Chold Pron"

However it is important to remember, as we used to say in day care...when at “story time”a child says "I cant see ...I cant see" the response is “move to where you can see”...

In other words, you are not locked out of your blog you have to move to another without filtering software....

Posted by Bob Turner at July 6, 2004 04:06 PM

Of course one can take measures to react to a Denial-Of-Service attack. But the twist here is that the blog owner, traveling or in some other way constrained, would be put to great inconvenience in order to recover. He or she would be locked-out until they could find an uncensorwared connection or a means of removing the triggering comment without actually viewing it. That's a notable effect, especially if done at a critical time (e.g. a conference).

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at July 6, 2004 08:59 PM

Well...I have an idea for that, i recently just purchased the nokia 7610 phone, and it has this cool little function where you can access websites that arnt encoded in xml or the mobile website language. It can really display the whole website in a condensed form ....or the entire website normally (you have to scroll alot tho) so essentially if you ended up getting a phone like that or had those capabilities, you could fix the problem!
Just my 2p

ITIL Consultant

Posted by ITIL Consultant at July 12, 2004 05:20 AM