Misusing Unstructured P2P Systems to Perform DoS Attacks: The Network That Never Forgets

@inproceedings{Athanasopoulos2006MisusingUP,
  title={Misusing Unstructured P2P Systems to Perform DoS Attacks: The Network That Never Forgets},
  author={Elias Athanasopoulos and Kostas G. Anagnostakis and Evangelos P. Markatos},
  booktitle={ACNS},
  year={2006}
}
Unstructured P2P systems have gained great popularity in recent years and are currently used by millions of users. One fundamental property of these systems is the lack of structure, which allows decentralized operation and makes it easy for new users to join and participate in the system. However, the lack of structure can also be abused by malicious users. We explore one such attack, that enables malicious users to use unstructured P2P systems to perform Denial of Service (DoS) attacks to… CONTINUE READING
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