World of Warcraft Classic servers knocked offline by a DDoS (Sept 7th, 2019)

The goal of this article is to convince you there is a way to prevent SYN Flood DDoS attacks, spoofed source IP’s, and port scanning once and for all.

Heads up! This article has been written for highly technical people who work in network engineering, cyber security or IT architectural/infrastructure positions. A basic knowledge of IPv4, TCP and/or IPv6 is expected and a basic understanding of security tokens and firewall administration will also help. Also, mathematicians may be interested in the token generation section since they are needed to generate tokens within specified boundaries.

Bouncing packets for fun, not profit.

I’ve long been fascinated with the concept of covert channels and data smuggling. A couple of years ago I came up with the idea that I could smuggle data out of a network to another machine on the Internet without directly talking to that machine using the sequence numbers in TCP packets, and bouncing packets off of third-party servers to a forged source IP system. I talked to some friends about it, and even drew up a diagram of how it would work and presented it to a friend of mine with a solid networking background, who said the idea…

Sean Greathouse

Small time cyber security professional struggling to understand cyber security.

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