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

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at tmsw.no
Thu Feb 13 08:52:57 UTC 2014

David Woolley wrote:
> 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.
I already wrote such a comment for the Slashdot article about the same 



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