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BitTorrent flaws can be exploited for DRDoS attacks

2015/08/17

Securityweek - (International) Security researchers reported that malicious actors could exploit vulnerabilities in BitTorrent's Micro Transport (uTP), Distributed Hash Table (DHT), and Message Stream Encrypton (MSE) protocols as well as its Sync tool to reflect and amplify traffic via distributed reflective denial-of-service (DRDoS).

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/bittorrent-flaws-can-be-exploited-drdos-attacks-researchers

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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