[Full-disclosure] Its time to get serious about Storm Worm / RBN
coderman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 19:37:23 GMT 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 5:49 AM, mcwidget <mcwidget at gmail.com> wrote:
> Aint that the whole problem with Storm tho? The lack of CC boxes? Without
> that target, how do you effectively shutdown something like this?
the target is the distributed hash table routing metric used for
decentralized C&C. kademlia, chord, and DHT's in general are fragile;
they trade efficiency for resilience against a coordinated attacker,
presuming the redundancy adequate for random (read: not intentional)
failure is sufficient.
if you want to take down storm, take down the C&C. it will cost you
$100/mo for a dedicated server with modest bandwidth. implemented the
attack is left as an exercise for the reader...
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