Bandwidth distributed denial of service: Attacks and defenses

Moti Geva, Amir Herzberg, Yehoshua Gev

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The Internet is vulnerable to bandwidth distributed denial-of-service (BW-DDoS) attacks, wherein many hosts send a huge number of packets to cause congestion and disrupt legitimate traffic. So far, BW-DDoS attacks have employed relatively crude, inefficient, brute force mechanisms; future attacks might be significantly more effective and harmful. To meet the increasing threats, we must deploy more advanced defenses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6519235
Pages (from-to)54-61
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • DDoS
  • DoS
  • DoS attacks
  • DoS mitigation
  • bandwidth flooding
  • denial of service


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