bondage_donkey: ... yeah. I'm not sure how STBs residing on a captive network used only for DNCS communication for VOD requests, SDV stream joins and iPPV orders somehow get involved in a DDOS out in the real world. Even the new DSG set-tops pass their data through VPN tunnels via encrypted downstream and upstream DOCSIS traffic, I'm not seeing this hack... at least not in the system I work for.
germ78: FTFA: Indeed, there are other servers that amplify attacks - including machines called Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) serversI've heard of SNMP... that's where people dress in leather and pee on each other, right?
mr_a: "...requires you to call your cable company and tell them that you do not want to be running an open resolver."What exact planet do these people live on?
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