Academic Papers 2021

Here is some interesting papers I’ve read this year. Weaponizing Middleboxes for TCP Reflected Amplification https://www.usenix.org/system/files/sec21-bock.pdf This paper uses the fact that some middleboxes are non-compliant TCP stacks. In particular, middleboxes sometimes see only one side of a connection and as a result, it’s possible that they answer spoofed packets. After an initial training (with a genetic algorithm) on a subset of known censoring networks to optimize amplification factors, the authors present the results of applying this to the whole IPv4 internet....

August 21, 2021 · 1 min