A Next-Generation DoS Attack: ‘Distributed Reflection’

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Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks just got worse - and easier! DoS is actually a grab bag of a great many techniques (such as worms and SYN flooding), all with the objective of denying legitimate clients access to services running on Internet based servers.

So, let's be specific - this next generation of DoS attacks uses the SYN flooding method but with a twist. It doesn't send millions of SYN packets to the server under attack but 'reflects' them off of any router or server connected to the Internet; and there are millions! To understand how it ...

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