Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2016
CVE-2016-9311 NTP DoS Exploit Released, update your Windows server asap

A researcher released a PoC exploit for the cve-2016-9311 flaw that can cause the crash of the NTP daemon and triggers a DoS condition on Windows systems. The NTP protocol could be exploited by hackers as an attack vector. The NTP is a networking protocol widely used  for the clock synchronization purpose between systems over packet-switched, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2016
Hacking NTP Servers from Long-Distance with low cost devices

A couple of experts demonstrated how to wirelessly change the time on NTP servers over long distances using an inexpensive equipment. The HACK IN THE BOX conference is a hotbed of interesting hacks,  today I will present you the results of a research conducted by the researchers Yuwei Zheng and Haoqi Shan from Qihoo360 firm that explained […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2016
iOS date bug could be triggered over Wi-Fi spoofing an NTP server

A couple of security experts demonstrated that iOS date bug was still present in iOS devices and it was exploitable by spoofing an Apple NTP server. Do you remember the Apple iOS date bug? In February, the security community highlighted the existence of the embarrassing problem for Apple iOS mobile devices running 64-bit iOS 8 or higher, […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2014
Largest Ever 400Gbps Distributed Denial of Service NTP Amplification attack hit Cloudfare

Largest Ever 400Gbps Distributed Denial of Service NTP Amplification attack hits Europe servers of anti-DDoS protection firm Cloudfare. Despite  the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is a type of offensive easy to arrange, it is a very insidious threat for web services. A recent analysis revealed that the Distributed Denial of Service attack are increasing in magnitude […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2014
Symantec on Network Time Protocol (NTP) reflection DDoS attacks

Security researchers at Symantec have spotted a series of Network Time Protocol (NTP) reflection DDoS attacks during the Christmas Holidays. DDoS attacks are very simple methods of offence that could cause serious problems to targeted systems, behind the word DDoS there are numerous techniques that could be exploited by attackers to reach their goals. Last […]