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2/24/2017 | 10:41:39 AM
DDoS attacks, Meet DDoS defense
It's good that DDoS defense technology is making progress toward wider adoption.  Ever since DDoS attacks came onto the scene, I always wonder why there were no technology that would turn DDoS attack modules into defense modules.  If DDoS's method is to turn hordes of computing devices into attacking clones, why can't there be hordes of counter devices?  After all, no select group of servers can defend against the onslaught of devices from the entire internet.  Yet, if the very same devices doing the attacking are also doing the defending, there would be a perfect equilibrium.  For the ever increasing and inexhaustible capacity of the whole internet, the defense would increase at the same time as the offense. 

The only losers in this reality would the owners and manufacturers that allow their devices to be infected, run at full capacity for doing the attacking and defending all the time, and thus reduce product lives, which ought to be good incentives for improving device security for owners and manufacturers alike.

 


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