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How to Exploit BitTorrent for Large-Scale DoS Attacks

Discussion in 'The Hacker News' started by RSS, Aug 17, 2015.

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    A flaw discovered in several widely used BitTorrent applications, including uTorrent, Vuze and Mainline, could be used to carry out a devastating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that makes it very easy for a single undetectable hacker to bring down large sites. A new research by Florian Adamsky of the City University London shows that open BitTorrent protocol can be exploited
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