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Apache attacked by a "slow loris"

Apache attacked by a "slow loris"

Posted Jun 25, 2009 1:07 UTC (Thu) by gdt (subscriber, #6284)
Parent article: Apache attacked by a "slow loris"

More generally, you can play a similar game with TCP Acks.

The underlying change has been the growth of botnets. One upon a time DoS attacks had to have leverage -- to consume much more resources on the attacked than on the attacker. But botnets allow a 1:1 leverage to be acceptable to an attacker. This opens a new world of unexplored DoS vectors.


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