Sanesecurity signatures are no longer being updated or distributed

Derek Chee dchee at
Mon Dec 15 21:22:44 GMT 2008

On Dec 14, 2008, at 4:14 PM, Achim J. Latz wrote:
> In case others are receiving errors from their update scripts [1]:
> "Sanesecurity signatures are no longer being updated or distributed  
> due to extremely high server resource usage, which appears to be  
> from a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). I've moved  
> server hosts twice (which takes time) and both times have resulted  
> in the site being suspened.
> As many of you know, I produce the signatures and run the site, in  
> my spare time and with Christmas approaching I’m finding my spare  
> time is currently limited.
> Hopefully this won’t be the end of the signatures and I’m hoping  
> that they may return in the New Year.
> May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped this  
> project, either by providing samples, bandwidth, download scripts or  
> donating.
> Thanks and sorry to let you all down.
> Steve
> Sanesecurity"
> [1]

Just wanted to alert everybody that the shutdown appears to be more  
extensive than just not being distributed.  The last update that we  
picked up from them had the signatures more or less zero'ed out with  
only a test signature in them.

-- Derek

Derek Chee
Network & Support Programming
Network & Academic Computing Services
University of California, Irvine

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