As bandwidth, computing power, and software advancements have improved over the years, we’ve begun to see larger and larger DDoS attacks against organizations. Often times these attacks employ techniques such as DNS Amplification to take advantage of servers with very large uplinks.
Then we’ll explore some of these servers in the real world determining the size of their uplinks and calculating the total available bandwidth at our fingertips all from a $5 VPS. We will finish up the presentation with a live demo exploiting an instance and launching a DoS.
This talk explores a similar technique targeting commonly used throughput testing software typically running on very large uplinks. We will explore the process of attacking this software, eventually compromising it and gaining root access.