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Protocol used by 630,000 devices can be abused for devastating DDoS attacks

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Protocol used by 630,000 devices can be abused for devastating DDoS attacks

Security researchers are sounding the alarm about the Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-DD, WSD, or WS-Discovery) protocol, which they say can be abused to launch pretty massive DDoS attacks.
ZDNet first learned that this protocol was being used to launch DDoS attacks back in May, but we decided not to publish anything about it, to avoid bringing unnecessary attention to a protocol that was ripe for abuse but was still flying under the radar.
However, during the recent month...
Protocol used by 630,000 devices can be abused for devastating DDoS attacks