Title: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks
Three questions (Pick one and answer it as a one-page essay):
(1) Why are DDoS attacks so hard to deal with even though the attack
tools are so simple?
(2) Last week (specifically Monday, Oct 21) there was an attack
on the Internet DNS root servers, reported at
Read the article, as well as followup articles about this attack
(search in news sites and google for them). How severe do you think
this attack was? Was it real or just hype?
(3) Propose new ideas for DDoS tools. If you were a malicious hacker,
what would you do to mount an effective attack?