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The co-founder of the Apache HTTP Server Project is under fire for a patch that instructs the world’s most popular Web server to ignore the Do Not Track privacy setting enabled by default in Internet Explorer 10.
A once flawed DDoS attack targeting the world’s most widely used Web servers has improved its cryptography and attack capabilities to become a more serious threat.
MP-DDoser, also known as “IP-Killer,” uses a relatively new low-bandwidth, “asymmetrical” HTTP attack to inflict a denial-of-service attack against Apache Web servers by sending a very long HTTP header. This forces the web servers to do a great deal of server-side work for a relatively small request. Additionally, the malware now incorporates multiple layers of encryption.