[tor-talk] Why Crimekit Atrax will attract attention

Noilson Caio caiogore at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 11:01:05 UTC 2013

indeed. thanks mr. Digledine.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 08:00:37AM -0200, Noilson Caio wrote:
> > https://www.csis.dk/en/csis/blog/4103/
> >
> > I know that amplification attacks are not problems in the Tor network
> > (Enter one
> > bit comes out a bit). DDOS tools originated in the Tor network tend to
> clog
> > the output nodes. Correct ?
> Yes:
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq-abuse#DDoS
> That said, not all ddos attacks involve just simple flooding with
> traffic. Some of the attacks described on your url use very little
> traffic, e.g. instead relying on clogging up the cpu of the target
> machine by asking it to provide complex answers.
> The right answer to those attacks is "then don't design your services
> that way", but for many currently deployed services that's a long-term
> dream, not a short-term fix.
> *That* said, I would expect bots in this situation to use Tor for C&C,
> and do the distributed attacks directly. It's pretty silly to do a
> "distributed" attack from 5000 places but then funnel it all into Tor.
> Or said more clearly, if you have a botnet, use it -- you don't need Tor.
> --Roger
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