[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-topten] OWASP Top 10 Methodology

Ryan Barnett ryan.barnett at owasp.org
Thu Mar 14 20:11:04 UTC 2013

Many of the DDoS tools include app layer attack options with:

1) GET/POST flooding
2) Slow Requests
3) Web Server platform vuln (like the Apache Range header vuln)

These are applicable to a large number of sites. 

Ryan Barnett

On Mar 14, 2013, at 3:56 PM, "Dennis Groves" <dennis.groves at owasp.org> wrote:

> On 14 Mar 2013, at 19:04, Ryan Barnett wrote:
>> Dave,
>> I agree with all of your points.  Determining the estimated Risk level for
>> DDoS is challenging, especially when you consider the org's vertical market.
>> As you referenced in your BankInfoSecurity story, Finance verticals are
>> being targeted as part of a multi-pronged attack where DDoS are used as a
>> smoke-screen for AHC transfers.  The attacker us a combination of Banking
>> Trojans client-side with C&C to IRC botnets which can launch DDoS floods.
>> So the impact of the website downtime will be removed once the attack stops,
>> however the end results is that funds were also stolen.
>> I will get with Pawel and see if we can put together a Risk rating
>> estimation for consideration.
> Realistically speaking risk of a bot-net DDoS from anybody with $500 to put behind their revenge for a bank stealing their house and then getting a government bailout for the same; vs. an attacker finding an application level DOS via a non terminating regex or account lockout for to many wrong passwords is night and day.
> I don't see how Application DOS could possibly be in the Top 10.
> Dennis
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