[erlang-questions] Efficient Denial of Service Attacks on Web Application Platforms and it's effects in Erlang?
Fri Dec 30 10:47:10 CET 2011
Efficient Denial of Service Attacks on Web Application Platforms:
It's not strictly platforms that are targeted, it's languages (!)
Most of the time web forms are processed and stored in hash tables.
It is quite easy to craft a request with hash table collisions.
PHP, Java, C# (ASP.NET), Python, Ruby — all are vulnerable.
PHP: 1 Gbit/s attack will keep ~10.000 i7 cores busy
Python: 1 Gbit/s attack will keep ~5·104 Core Duo cores busy
The link above contains technical details
I wonder if Erlang-based web platforms/servers etc. are affected and if
they are affected?
Specifically, I'm worried about
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