A researcher at Netflix Security has warned of a number of TCP flaws in the Linux and FreeBSD kernels, one of which can be used to send a so-called ping of death to an Internet-facing Linux server and bring about a denial of service.
A vulnerability in the transport control protocol in version 4.9 of the Linux kernel and above leaves it open to a denial of service by a remote attacker, according to an advisory from CERT.
Mitigation of distributed denial of service attacks in the first 11 months of 2016 by information services vendor Neustar have increased by 40% over the previous year, the company claims in a report.
I gave this piece an upvote, but it made me sad reading it
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