Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) is the intentional paralyzing of a computer network by flooding it with data sent simultaneously from many individual computers (so-called zombies) which are used to stage DDOS attacks

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Web Developer's responsibility for DDoS [on hold]

If my website is targeted for a DDoS attack after I have been paid for completing the website, and I get an angry phone call from the client regarding outage of service, what do I do? It hasn't ...
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What would a typical packet of a DDOS attack look like? [closed]

In terms of header, size and payload? We've been learning about DDOS attacks in class and they've been telling us all of the abstract ideas, but haven't told us what the actual makeup of the packets ...
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Can the IPS technology in a UTM prevent a DDoS attack?

Does a Unified Threat Management appliance (UTM) with Intrusion Prevention (IPS) enabled have the ability to prevent a DDoS attack? I have read some articles and none of them have a perfect ...
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Is there a layer 1, 2, 5 and 6 DDoS attack? [closed]

I'm doing some research on DDoS attacks, and I seem to only be finding information on layer 3,4 and 7 attacks. When I saw 3/4 and 7 DDoS attacks, I figured they were the most popular, but there were ...
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VPN protection against ddos [closed]

I am thinking of getting a vpn, for ddos protection and other various things, though what if an attacker knows my real ip already?
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wordpress server visitor log contains a script, what's the risk?

I see this in my WP statistics: Is it safe to click on the link? Under what conditions will the script be triggered?
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Downloadable Autonomous System contact information

When under (a security) attack, it might be useful for the victim to first identify the source IP, then potentially contact the offending ISP. There seem to be plenty of tools for the part where an IP ...
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System backup in case of attack?

My system will be running for a well known insurance company within the UK, it will hold and process a lot of information for claims, brakdowns etc etc. I am worried that the company and the site as ...
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Slow internet, IP Flood? [duplicate]

Lately, I've been getting slow internet. I checked wireshark and noticed I keep receiving in matter of seconds thousands of UDP packets that my computer does not respond to, and here's the twist: ...
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Slow internet - Worried about spammed packets

got a weird question and I'm not sure if I should even post this on here but I couldn't think of anywhere better to ask. Lately, I've been getting some internet speed issues. I closed literally every ...
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Possible virus hogging bandwidth [duplicate]

My computer might have a virus infection. I have used Norton Internet Security and Power Eraser to scan the computer but it still did not work. The traffic on my PC looks like this I used resource ...
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Mitigating DDOS in P2P systems

In P2P systems where performance and response times are critical individual clients are susceptible to DDOS by publicly exposing their IPs. While there are various mitigation solutions available at ...
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External websites in logs [duplicate]

I have a website, let's call it www.good.com. I've been getting a lot of requests to www.good.com under completely different URLs than www.good.com. I suspect this traffic is also causing some site ...
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Am i getting DDOS attacked?

There has been some weird activity with my wifi router after somebody threatened to ddos me. I am looking at my wifi router's activity logs and i don't know what i am looking for. What happens is my ...
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Is this a DDOS attack?

I lost my internet connection for about 15 minutes and I checked my netgear router log and found these 3: [DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 114.77.184.189, port 44822, Tuesday, March 24,2015 ...
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Is DDOS more common than DOS?

Which attack takes place more often over the internet? I would have assumed DDOS due to the amount of botnets around today.
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How can I launch DHCP starvation attack in WLAN?

In WLAN, due to MAC association on Access Point (AP), I can't send the DHCPDISCOVER messages using random MAC addresses. But if I keep my original MAC address as the source ethernet MAC a and random ...
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How is DDoS possible if you're not listening to the DoS traffic?

I've read about DDoS attacks and specially the amplification techniques. For example, the DNS amplification technique where you can send queries to open resolvers pretending to be the victim, then [if ...
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What are the repercussions of a DDoS attack on a website? [closed]

First of all, I'd like to know what exactly a DDoS attack is- my understanding is that it's a collection of infected or "zombie" computers, all controlled by a central computer, with the intent of ...
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DDoS Detection devices available in the market? [closed]

Wanted to know what DDoS detection devices are currently available in the market.My organisation has its dedicated firewalls and routers.But we wanted to know if there are any devices in the market ...
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rate limiting and access filter for web application

I had a requirement of rate limiting and dynamically access controlling access to web application dynamically I want to be able to rate limit access turned on / off dynamically black/white list ...
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Under constant ddos, even after switching 3 differnet routers? [closed]

I started getting ddosed when i pissed some minecraft nerd offt on some twitch chat, which he got banned from, and i never saw him again, but i moved to a hotel for about a week, and i kept getting ...
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Mitigating DDoS With Command of Ports

Is there any type of DDoS where closing or taking full control of all port capabilities would be useful in mitigation of an attack?
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Azure Based DDOS Mitigation, Azure Based Firewall?

I'd like to mitigate DDOS attacks, for an Azure vm server (just TCP ports 80 and 443). Azure appears to be a great solution. I can't find any Azure documentation, as to if there is an Azure ...
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Do the firewall hardware specifications have to be better than the network it protects?

If I need a bodyguard I'll have to hire someone whose muscles are much tougher than mine. If a server can't handle a DoS/DDoS attack because it consumes it's resources does this mean the firewall has ...
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Is there any method to prevent/trace ddos attack?

I have a debian linux server which run a few online game services. I have some competitors in this area and i think one of them is behind the ddos attacks. I have full access to the router, so I set ...
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DoS by consuming all hosting trafic

Given a small website hosted on a small data plan, is it possible for someone to keep doing requesting for my website URL or just an image hosted on my website that will consume all my permitted ...
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Hosting multiple websites on the same server - Prevention from DoS

I have an server which contains around 4 instances hosted on it. I am aware that if a DoS attack happens on one of the instances it will take down all the other instances too. How to prevent such a ...
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Mitigate DDos on Windows box

I would love to know, If you know some way to mitigate DDos/Dos attacks on Windows. In Linux we can Mitigate using the IPTables Almighty, but I wonder If there is something like that in Windows. ...
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Udp ddos prevention

Okay,if i wanted to prevent a udp flood are these 2 solutions sufficient: -Say that i have only one port open like port 80 however i never use udp interactions what if i blocked the udp port leaving ...
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Theoretical game server DDoS prevention question

I may not understand how DDoS attacks work at this point, but Im just wondering if this would work for a game server? IF each time a new connection is attempted and the packet or connection type is ...
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How does blacklisting an IP using a firewall protect against DDoS attacks?

I just read that to protecting a server against a DDoS attack involves blacklisting IP addresses. What does the term blacklisting mean? What does it mean for a firewall to drop a connection? How ...
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What are features of a suitable tool for tracking and reporting security incidents? [closed]

What are features of a suitable tool for tracking and reporting security incidents? Is it a bad idea to have one central repository for tracking all types of incidents, from helpdesk issues, to ...
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Is constantly downloading large amount of files from a web server considered DDoS?

For example, there's like a million files stored on a website (publicly, anyone with a link can get it), and I wrote a program to retrieve it one by one. Since obviously my program pings the server ...
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Ongoing DDoS: What is the next step after being able to handle it?

Our websites have been the target of an increasing DDoS, the reason is unknown. Right now, we have taken enough precautions to reliably identify and filter the problematic requests (approx 1 mio/day ...
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What is this attacker trying to accomplish?

My client is who is running a recent version of vBulletin is getting lots strange activity and I'm at a loss to explain what the attacker is trying to accomplish. The attacker registers a fake user ...
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Blocking IP After multiple connection with Netsh advfirewall to mitigate DDos

Hello I wanna block Ip address if they exceed 20 connections with port 80 TCP for HTTP Server. I wanna do this using Netsh advfirewall, In Linux I use IPTables: iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport ...
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Am I allowed to DDOS my own server?

I have bought a server and used it to host some game servers or my website. Now I am visiting a computer secruity course and I would like to test some of the presented attacks. Am I allowed to for ...
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Since I can set the source IP address to anything using raw sockets, does this mean I am untraceable?

For homework, I coded a TCP packet with raw sockets. So I was also able to change the source IP address to whatever I wanted. So why can't someone just make a program, which sends millions of these ...
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How to avoid DDoS Attack [closed]

I buy my train ticket from our railway local web site. When ticket open for sale on web site then web site original traffic remain 50 (Just an example). Our railway web site is attacked by DDoS for ...
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If I send 4mbps of data to a friend with 4mbps connection, will I DDoS him?

Suppose my friend has a connection of 4mbps. If I just send him 4mpbs of random data with my server, wouldn't it block his connection? Even if the router has firewalls and closed ports, isn't enough ...
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How do major sites prevent DDoS? [duplicate]

As far as I know, I have never heard of or seen any large scale web sites like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google, or Ebay ever suffer from DDoS. Have you? I have a personal philosophy that the bigger ...
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What's the typical approach to caching invalid authentication attempts?

Clients (actually software pieces developed by some random dudes all over the Internet) are authenticating on a web server using "basic" authentication scheme and to do so they are passing the ...
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How could a SYN flood affect a home router

I was curious how a DoS attack would affect a home router. In particular, I'm interested in how a SYN flood would affect a home router. The reason I'm interested is due to a Cisco document I read. ...
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Downloading operating systems vulnerable to TCP amplification

I am doing a security research project on TCP amplification, and was looking to download vulnerable OS's for testing. From what I have researched mostly ancient linux kernels (2.0.x and below) and ...
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unprivileged or privileged malware for botnets

For those malwares which are used to organize botnets to DDOS a website, they just need to send and receive HTTP packets. Do they need to be privileged? If they dont need to be privileged, is it true ...
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How web application firewalls protect application from DDoS attacks?

How to protect a web application from DDoS by the implementation of Web Application firewalls? How effective is this method?
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Can the attacker launch a sufficiently large SYN flood to overwhelm the victim's server?

Suppose that the victim's web server infrastructure can process 200,000 TCP connection requests per second. Assume that a single connection request (TCP initial SYN) requires 40 bytes to transmit. The ...
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distinguish between bots and legitimate clients [closed]

If an attack (DoS & DDoS) involves thousands of bots, how can the server distinguish them from legitimate clients?
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defend against LOIC Hive Mind attack

Other than client puzzles, what are some things a website can do to defend itself against a LOIC Hive Mind attack? The Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) is an attack tool which features a user-friendly GUI ...