Memcached DDoS attack ‘kill switch’ discovered

Corero Network Security has disclosed the existence of a practical ‘kill switch’ countermeasure for the Memcached vulnerability, responsible for some of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded. At the same time, the company has warned that the vulnerability is more extensive than originally reported – and can also be used by attackers to steal or modify data from the vulnerable Memcached servers.

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