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.

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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.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 12:24

DDoS attacks showed big rise this year: report

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.

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