[ntp:questions] London Metro newspaper misrepresent NTP amplification attack.

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Wed Feb 12 22:52:22 UTC 2014


On 12/02/14 21:43, Terje Mathisen wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:
>> In this article, which also appeared in the paper version this
>> morning, they suggest that normal NTP time requests result in a much
>> larger response than the request.
>>
>> http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/11/the-start-of-ugly-things-to-come-hackers-flood-european-servers-in-biggest-computer-attack-of-its-kind-4300395/
>>
>>
>>
> There was no comment section for that article and no documented way to
> reach the author so I gave up on sending in a correction. :-(
>

I thought I found a comment box, but you needed to be signed up with a 
social networking service to use it.

In any case, the problem in getting anything actually printed is that 
you have to write it in a way that is interesting to the non-technical.



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