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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloIntroducing the SlowDrop Attack
Anno di pubblicazione2019
Autore/iEnrico Cambiaso, Giovanni Chiola, Maurizio Aiello
Affiliazioni autoriIEIIT-CNR, National Research Council via De Marini, 6 Genoa, 16149 Italy DIBRIS Department, Università degli Studi di Genova via Dodecaneso, 35 Genoa, 16145 Italy
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  • inglese
AbstractIn network security, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks target network systems with the aim of making them unreachable. Last generation threats are particularly dangerous because they can be carried out with very low resource consumption by the attacker. In this paper we propose SlowDrop, an attack characterized by a legitimate-like behavior and able to target different protocols and server systems. The proposed attack is the first slow DoS threat targeting Microsoft IIS, until now unexploited from other similar attacks. We properly describe the attack, analyzing its ability to target arbitrary systems on different scenarios, by including both wired and wireless connections, and comparing the proposed attack to similar threats. The obtained results show that by executing targeted attacks, SlowDrop is successful both against conventional servers and Microsoft IIS, which is closed source and required us the execution of so called "network level reverse engineering" activities. Due to its ability to successfully target different servers on different scenarios, the attack should be considered an important achievement in the slow DoS field.
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RivistaComputer networks (1999)
Attiva dal 1999
Editore: Elsevier - Amsterdam ;
Paese di pubblicazione: Paesi Bassi
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1389-1286
Titolo chiave: Computer networks (1999)
Titolo proprio: Computer networks. (1999)
Titolo abbreviato: Comput. networks (1999)
Numero volume della rivista150
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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Parole chiavecyber-security, denial of service, slow dos attack, microsoft iis, web server, wireless
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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    Progetti Europei