‘Kill switch’ flaw found in top web weapon, victims sigh with relief
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a top DDoS attack tool that provides a handy means to neutralise onslaughts.
The Dirt Jumper Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Toolkit is one of the most popular attack tools available. It was deployed in a digital siege against security news website KrebsonSecurity.com among many, many other victims in recent months. The weapon works by instructing an army of compromised computers to flood a website with traffic until legitimate visitors are unable to connect.