Don't be a DDoS dummy: Patch your NTP servers, plead infosec bods

    Date21 Jan 2014
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Security researchers have responded to recent denial of service attacks against gaming websites and service providers that rely on insecure Network Time Protocol servers by drawing up a list of vulnerable systems. Network Time Protocol (NTP) offers a means of synchronising clocks over a computer network. Features of the simple UDP-based protocol mean it is possible to abuse it to return a large reply to a small request.
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