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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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 security course and I would like to test some of the presented attacks. Am I allowed to, for ...
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what is the Akamai Name Server i see at some big companies

I have played with DNS a lot lately, and i have found that some big companies's web sites uses the Akamai NS as the Name Server for thier WWW servers, for example: $>nslookup > www.redhat.com ...
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Can an attacker slow down my server without compromising it?

We have a Linux server with WHM/cPanel which has been running without problems for almost 3 years now. Yesterday, the server became unresponsive (it was definitely there though) for around an hour. ...
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How to detect bots clicking a link?

I own a url shortening service. I want to deliver only legitimate statistics to my clients. There are possible scenarios that a particular user writes a script to automatically open the shortened URL, ...
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DDoS on LAN: How to Defend?

DDos on a wired network has to be extremely rare, since the intruder has to be physically connected to the network. However, let's say that it still managed to happen. How would you be able to defend ...
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Can anyone DDOS my server with jmeter? Do they need a powerful server for that?

Is there a way to DDOS my web app through jMeter? Can anyone DDOS with a simple PC? I couldn't find any answer here. I would appreciate if anyone could help me out.
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Strange Apache access logs

A site of ours has been targeted by some kind of strange attack and I am trying to work out exactly how it has happening. Basically, the strangest thing is that the logs seem to correspond to entirely ...
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Which IP / Client is being Ddosed?

I currently have some Vps's and shared hosting plans with a few hosting providers. Recently one of my shared hosting accounts was suspended due to a denial of service attack. I understood why they had ...
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Protection against DDoS when using proxies

We're trying to protect some sites that are primarily located in Asia using distributed caching. These sites commonly come under DDOS attacks. We are using fail2ban, but still have two problems: ...
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I am being DDoSed for no reason, how can I protect myself?

I recently experienced an unprovoked DDoS attack with a speed of 8Tbps against my website from over 80k unique IP addresses and I was wondering is there any way to protect myself against these ...
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If a firewall deletes DOS packets before they reach the designated application. Is it then possible to break trough the firewall with a DDOS attack?

My Question is that if a Firewall blocks for example a DOS attack of UDP packets. Is it then possible to "break" or take up the capacity of a server by sending enough packets trough a DDOS attack? or ...
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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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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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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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Distributed Denial Of Service Attack Mitigation

Is there any way in which you can stop a DDoS attack(or any measure that you can take), if the packets sent by the attacker look like normal traffic? I got the question on an interview (how would you ...
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Outbound DDOS attack from a centos server

We run a mail server (postfix/dovecot/centos 6.4). The hardware is based on a supermicro chasis with IPMI features. It also runs a web interface for accesisng mails(Apache web server ) Recently our ...
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What is Open Resolver Project and how does it solve DNS reflection attacks?

What is Open Resolver Project and how does it give a solution for DNS reflection attack? I also read that Open Resolver Project follows BCP38. What is BCP38?
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2 External IPs to prevent DDoS?

In my home network I currently have a Hitron cgnm-2250 acting as a modem/router combo with an IP Passthrough option enabled for a 2nd router connected to it (ddwrt nighthawk x6 r8000). I already have ...
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Is opening a new mysql connection for each query potentially unsafe?

I am doing some unit testing and noticed that if I click (or have multiple people clicking) the same filter very very fast (very precise I know;) eventually I get a "The connection is already open." ...
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How to prevent DHCP Starvation attack?

All this while, I assumed that switchport security is enough to prevent DHCP dos attack. If I set it maximum 1, there can be no more mac addresses packets. But, a friend told me that using the tool, ...
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Why is it easy to detect network layer DDoS attacks?

I have seen numerous research papers that claim it is "easy to detect network layer DDoS attacks" without saying why. Usually these research papers focus on detection or prevention of application ...
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How to conduct DDoS attack practically? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to simulate DDoS attacks from the Internet? I want to conduct a DDoS attack. Can anyone please tell how can i conduct it? What are the latest DDos attacks? What are ...
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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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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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Types of attacks outside of AppSec and Vendor-Specific Systems?

I'm reading up on the OWASP Top 10 for helping me defend my web app against common "app sec"-type attacks (SQL Injection, CSRF, etc.). And in a recent question I was prompted to not only use OWASP Top ...
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How should I configure a Citrix Netscaler to protect against HTTP, TCP, or UDP flood attacks?

I have a Citrix Netscaler and want to configure the appliance appropriately so that it can protect my hosts from a DDOS. Is this something I can do here, or must I take action on the host itself?
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Rogue Containment on a wired network (mostly)

I work as a security analyst for a large company. The answer must provide remote support. We are currently looking to build a piece of software (integrating existing products with home grown ...
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Securing API against DDoS attacks

I have designed a backend service which is only accessible via a custom REST API. As I understand, services such as CloudFlare are designed to protect HTTPS traffic, and do not apply for custom APIs. ...
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CPU load of iptables to deny IPs during DDoS event [closed]

If a server has an external IP address protected with an iptables whitelist rule to reject all by default except from 3 ip addresses ip1, ip2 and ip3. If someone identifies this external IP address, ...
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DoS stress test not working [closed]

First off I'd like to say this is my first post on StackExchange, so please let me know if there's anything wrong with it. Also, I don't know much about networking and I'm just making a simple java ...
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Snort Parallelization Techniques and its effect on DDOS detection capability [closed]

I want to ask a query about snort parallelization. 1) Can snort detection rate remains same for all attacks after parallelisation? 2) As the parallelisation of netowrk traffic in each core is based ...
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DDoS — null route everything not approved

Is it possible to create a route on your internet router which routes traffic unknown to null. So you basically dont even let traffic route into your firewall unless its approved? Can this help detour ...
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How to Stop DDoS Attacks by simple function on web server?

I have an overview ideas of the preventing ddos attacks, in a simple way. Please clarify me, if my thinking is wrong. Option 1 From the basic understanding of the DDOS attacks is that the attacker ...
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How much does it cost to protect your website against DDOS, by tier?

Cross-posted to Quora Today several financial institutes in Israel (banks, stock exchange) were DDOSed. They decided to block all foreign IPs as a first aid measure. While I agree that it was ...
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Will a DDOS attack prevent outbound traffic?

Imagine a scenario where there is a DDOS attack against a target - clients would be unable to connect to the target, but I would like to know if the target could initiate a connection to the outside, ...
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I don't understand how BIPS got hacked [closed]

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/112513-bitcoin-robbery-276352.html In this story we can see BIPS got hacked, but I don't get how it was hacked when it was offline because of the DDoS.
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Dealing with a DDoS: horizontal vs vertical scaling?

I'm reading this paper about DDoS protection in AWS. One of the benefits of EC2 is that depending on the instance, it can scale for minimizing the effect of the attack. In the paper there are two ...
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Where can I get a list of “bad” IP addresses that are likely to be used by attackers or spammers? [closed]

Is there an open source project or a list of "bad" IP addresses or ranges that are likely to be used by attackers or spammers? UPDATE: ideally I want it to be a service call so I can call it using ...
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Protecting server from bogus HTTP Requests

What would be the recommended approach to block those typical bogus HTTP requests that the server gets bombarded with? Also has this attack/nuisance been named yet or is it generalized as Bot ...
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Infected employee using office VPN was part of a DDoS attack

Recently, our office VPN was taken down by our ISP after discovering a DDoS attack. Apparently an employee connected to our VPN is infected. There were no logs at the time of the event. Besides ...
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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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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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Can one use IP-spoofing to anonymize DDOS attacks?

Since it is possible to fake the source-ip of an ip-package, is it also possible to anonymize DDOS-attacks?
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DDOS slow-http attack prevention

I am often getting DDOS attack from multiple IPs with simple HEAD requests. There are around 30 unique IPs creating such attacks. 201.230.167.68 - [05/Jan/2014:00:19:19 +0530] "HEAD / HTTP/1.1" 301 ...
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Botnet Attempting to Login to Website

Our server has recently become a target of what appears to be a botnet attack. The first indication was an insane amount of traffic to one of our client's websites - so heavy that the server entirely ...
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How can someone DDoS me?

If I've not opened the port 80, how can someone DDoS me? Is there a method or is it possible? Someone said that it's possible, but I'm not so sure, that's why I'm asking here.
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TSource Engine Query DDoS attack

My gaming machine is under DDoS attack and when I used Wireshark I found the following string "TSource Engine Query" in all UDP packets coming from random IP's. I found using Google that some gaming ...
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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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How to avoid DDOS against Kerberos Authentication Server

I have a school project where i am supposed to implement a Kerberos based infrastructure (AS, TGS and resource server). It is already done and working, but i started thinking about how to protect the ...
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How can perpertrators of denial of service attacks, determine the impact their attack has had?

Although I know how a user could mitigate Dos attacks and detect their presence e.g. checking packets received and sent, comparing current CPU usage to normal, comparing network usage to normal etc. ...