Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Sun Sep 25 21:01:55 UTC 2016
> The attack is triggered by a few spoofs somewhere in the world. It is not
> feasible to stop this.
That paper is about reflection attacks. From what I've read, this was not
a reflection attack. The IoT devices are infected with botware which
sends attack traffic directly. Address spoofing is not particularly
useful for controlling botnets. For example, the Conficker botnet
generated pseudo-random domain names where the bots looked for control
> Please see https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc6561.txt
Uh, yes, we're familiar with that. We even know the people who wrote it.
It could use an update for IoT since I get the impression that in many
cases the only way for a nontechnical user to fix the infection is to
throw the device away.
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