Day: 4 December 2020

FIT works together with Microsoft Research on protection against DoS attacks


Members of the VeriFIT group (Lenka Turoňová, Lukáš Holík, Ondřej Lengál, and Tomáš Vojnar) in collaboration with Margus Veanes from Microsoft Research (Redmond, USA) have created an innovative approach to protection against a class of DoS attacks. The idea of DoS attacks is to overwhelm the target service with such amount of traffic that it exhausts its system resources and makes the service unavailable for legitimate users. In its research, VeriFIT focuses primarily on the so-called ReDoS attacks, i.e. attacks against services using regular expressions.

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