November 6, 2010

HTTP DDOS May Be in Your Website's Future

I found some interesting research work recently. Attackers have a new technique that can be used against your websites: HTTP DDOS.
Researcher by Wong Onn Chee discovered a way to cause a website to be slow and even take it down via a technique where POSTs are sent to a website slowly causing gridlocks the connection. It's similar to the Slowloris HTTP DDOS attack by RSnake, however this slow POST attack can't be mitigated by load-balancers like the Slowloris one can.

Check it out: