DDoSers are abusing Microsoft RDP to make attacks more powerful

DDoS amplification attacks have abused all kinds of legit services. Now, it's Windows..



DDoS-for-hire services are abusing the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol to increase the firepower of distributed denial-of-service attacks that paralyze websites and other online services, a security firm said this week.


Typically abbreviated as RDP, Remote Desktop Protocol is the underpinning for a Microsoft Windows feature that allows one device to log into another device over the Internet. RDP is mostly used by businesses to save employees the cost or hassle of having to be physically present when accessing a computer.


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Courtesy of Ars Technica

Article Author: Dan Goodin



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