‘Kill Switch’ to Mitigate Memcached DDoS Attacks — Flush ‘Em All

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) Security researchers have discovered a “kill switch” that could help companies protect their websites under massive DDoS attack launched using vulnerable Memcached servers.

Massive Memcached reflection DDoS attacks with an unprecedented amplification factor of 50,000 recently resulted in some of the largest DDoS attacks in history.

To make matter even worse, someone released proof-of-concept

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