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  • CERT Advisory CA-2000-01
    Denial of Service developments including description, impact, and solutions.
  • Cisco
    Strategies to protect against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. This article applies primarily to sites using Cisco equipment.
  • DDOS Class Action Lawsuit
    Organization and discussion of class-action lawsuits by victims of DDOS attacks.
  • DDoS World
    Knowledge base: including news articles, white papers, and advisories.
  • Deconstructing Denial of Service Attacks
    How to assess risk and avoid unwitting participation in this relatively new tactic.
  • Denial of Service Database
    Details of many attacks: categorized by platform affected and using OSAT notation. No longer updated.
  • Denial of Service (DoS) Resource Page
    Collection of articles and links about Denial of Service attacks
  • Denial of Service Help Page
    Advice for victims of Denial Of Service Attacks, geared towards users of IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks and Tools
    A bibliography of recent papers and advisories on DDoS attacks and tools, by David Dittrich of the University of Washington (USA).
  • DoShelp.com
    Tools and patches to protect a person's computer from hackers, Denial of Service, and other intrusions.
  • GRC.com: Denial of Service Investigation and Exploration Pages
    Analysis and investigation of the DoS threat posed by Windows XP, and reports and logs from when GRC.com was the victim of a DDoS attack.
  • Hacking the DoS
    An interview on hacking and denial of service attacks with Brian Martin and David Dittrich. Available in text and various forms of audio.
  • Internet Storm Center - Slammer Worm Analysis
    Detailed analysis of the Slammer worm responsible for recent widespread denial of service activities
  • Microsoft Windows Update
    Latest bugfixes for Microsoft Windows, including fixes for some possible DoS attacks.
  • National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC)
    The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) serves as a national critical infrastructure threat assessment, warning, vulnerability, and law enforcement investigation and response entity.
  • Netscan.org
    Public service which proactively scans for networks acting as smurf amplifiers.
  • Network Ingress Filtering
    A simple, effective, and straightforward method for network administrators to prohibit DoS attacks which use forged IP addresses.
  • 10 Proposed 'First-Aid' Security Measures Against Distributed Denial Of Service Attacks
    Whitepaper detailing "easy and fast to implement methods to protect against those attacks." [PDF format]
  • Red Hat Linux General Security Advisory
    Updated bind packages fixing DoS attack.
  • Sans Institute Global Incident Analysis Center
    Special notice and analysis of Rootkit/Smurf Payload Toolkit v 1.1.
  • SecurityFocus
    Site maintains an extensive database of vunerabilities and solutions including Denial Of Service attacks.
  • Smurf Amplifier Registry
    The SAR lets you probe Internet connected IP networks to see whether or not they are configured in a way that will allow perpetrators to use them for smurf amplification.
  • Smurf Attack Information
    White paper describing and giving information on how to minimize the effects of smurf attacks.
  • Stacheldraht Analysis
    An analysis of "stacheldraht", a distributed denial of service attack tool, based on source code from the "Tribe Flood Network" distributed denial of service attack tool.
  • Trinoo Analysis
    An analysis of the DoS Project's trin00 master/slave programs, which implement a distributed network denial of service tool.
  • Whatis Definition of Denial of Service
    Definition plus discussion of various types of DoS attacks and how they work, including Buffer Overflow, SYN, Teardrop and Smurf.
  • Zombie Zapper
    Free, open source tool that can tell a zombie system to stop flooding. Zombie Zapper works against Trinoo, TFN, Stacheldraht, Troj_Trinoo (the trinoo daemon ported to Windows), and Shaft.
  • GCN.com: How to Stop a Service Denial Attack Before It Stops You
    Shawn P. McCarthy provides a quick overview of various kinds of DDOS attacks. He also explains why defending against this type of attack requires upstream infrastructure providers to cooperate with the victim. (July 2, 2001)
  • UDP DoS attacks
    A malicious Java-based applet can keep Windows users from accessing Domain Name Servers on the Web. (February 23, 2001)
  • DDoS Is Neither Dead Nor Forgotten
    How DDoS attacks have developed over the past year, and what has been learned; preparation is essential to prevention. [NetworkMagazine.com] (February 5, 2001)
  • Tools Stunt DoS Attack
    InternetWeek article written in the aftermath of the Denial of Service attack on Microsoft's domain name servers discusses various ways to combat these tactics. (February 5, 2001)
  • CERT Incident Note: DoS Attacks Using Nameservers
    Description of how intruders are using nameservers to execute packet flooding denial of service attacks. (January 15, 2001)
  • Defying Denial of Service Attacks
    Discussion of the main DoS methods and how to protect your PCs and servers from them. [NetworkMagazine.com] (December 5, 2000)
  • Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
    A DDOS exploit multiplies the disruptive power of denial of service attacks. The article discusses methods used and how to detect them. [NetworkMagazine.com] (March 1, 2000)
  • ACM: Ubiquity - Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks
    Article by M. E. Kabay about the effect of DDoS attacks on major e-commerce sites, and the legal ramifications thereof. (February 20, 2000)
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