Prevention of Index-Poisoning DDoS Attacks in Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Networks


A major security threat to the normal use and legal sharing of peer-to-peer (P2P) resources is DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks caused by file index poisoning. This type of attacks exploits the design vulnerability of P2P networks. By populating unprotected peers with poisoned file indexes, attacker can cause DDoS flooding attacks on arbitrary… (More)


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