Friday, April 15, 2016

Note on DrDOS

US Cert (Department of Homeland Security) has a major advisory about vulnerabilities to DDOS (or DrDOS) (distributed denial of service) attacks and especially distributed reflective denial of service), through exploits of the User Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Small businesses that use shared hosting usually expect their hosting providers to apply these advisories.  Users would be concerned about Denial of Service because of possible bandwidth charges, as well as the possibility of a site being zombied to attack others.  Doing this on one’s own involves a lot of serve side programming skills.

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