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 Permanent Denial-of-Service Attack
Posted: Jun 16 2008, 07:44 AM


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You donít have to take an ax to a piece of hardware to perform a so-called permanent denial-of-service (PDOS) attack. A researcher this week will demonstrate a PDOS attack that can take place remotely.

A PDOS attack damages a system so badly that it requires replacement or reinstallation of hardware. Unlike the infamous distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack -- which is used to sabotage a service or Website or as a cover for malware delivery -- PDOS is pure hardware sabotage.
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Posted: Jun 16 2008, 05:22 PM

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Posted: Jun 17 2008, 06:31 AM

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The name is rather misleading. The only thing permanent is that the hardware that's flashed becomes useless. So the user replaces the hardware and brings their stuff back up again... hardly permanent; in the end it's just [really long] temporary downtime. They should call it something like FDoS - Firmware or Flash Denial-of-Service attack; or PDoS - PhlashDance Denial-of-Service attack. Saying it's a 'Permanent' DoS is just a way of making it sounds sexy. (Not that it isn't incredibly nasty though, I know a guy who wrote some 0 days with the same idea in mind.)

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