THC SSL DOS Tool Released

THC-SSL-DOS is a tool to verify the performance of SSL. Establishing a secure SSL connection requires 15x more processing power on the server than on the client. THC-SSL-DOS exploits this asymmetric property by overloading the server and knocking it off the Internet. This problem affects all SSL implementations today. The vendors are aware of this […]

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DDoS and Hacking Services for Sale

According to Daniel Krebs an independent security researcher, hackers have started contending among themselves openly by providing DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) services that can help in causing websites to collapse. Signalnews reported this on August 2, 2011. Apparently, several secret forums exist on which subscribers canvass their skills for carrying out devastating DDoS assaults in return […]

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DDOSIM – Layer 7 DDoS Simulator

ddosim is a tool that can be used in a laboratory environment to simulate a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack against a target server. The test will show the capacity of the server to handle application specific DDOS attacks. ddosim simulates several zombie hosts (having random IP addresses) which create full TCP connections to […]

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