Why hasn't UDP undergone any serious revisions in a long time? DNS is fast and critical, and one of the Achilles heels of modern internet. You can forge DNS servers, overload them, or even take down large portions of the internet from lay access by attacking them. And like this article mentions, you can use a deflection attack to build a massive DDoS attack.
/via +Wayne Radinsky
How to Launch a 65Gbps DDoS, and How to Stop One – CloudFlare blog
Yesterday I posted a post mortem on an outage we had Saturday. The outage was caused when we applied an overly aggressive rate limit to traffic on our network while battling a determined DDoS attacker…
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