August 28, 2015

BitTorrent Patched Against Flaw That Allowed Crippling DoS Attacks

Vulnerability in open BitTorrent protocol amplified attacks as much as 120 times.

The maintainers of the open BitTorrent protocol for file sharing have fixed a vulnerability that allowed lone attackers with only modest resources to take down large sites using a new form of denial-of-service attack. The technique was disclosed two weeks ago in a research paper submitted to the 9th Usenix Workshop on Offensive Technologies. By sending vulnerable BitTorrent applications maliciously modified data,...

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