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While DrDoS attacktactics have been used successfully for more than a decade, their popularity and effectiveness has increased during the past year. Specific DrDoS attacks target IP-based devices – printers, cameras, routers, hubs, sensors and other network devices – to take advantage of inherent vulnerabilities in standard network protocols, coopt the devices, and transform them into malicious bots.
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), used to communicate with IP-based devices, such as routers
- Network Time Protocol (NTP), used to synchronize time and date information across the network
Character Generation Protocol (CHARGEN), used to test and debug network connections