Memcached DDoS: This 'kill switch' can stop attacks dead in their tracks

    Date08 Mar 2018
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The 1Tbps-plus memcached amplification attacks that hammered GitHub and other networks over the past week can be disarmed with a "practical kill switch", according to DDoS protection firm Corero. The potency of the attacks is due to memcached servers amplifying a target's spoofed IP address requests by a factor of 50,000.
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