Don't be a DDoS dummy: Patch your NTP servers, plead infosec bods
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Network Security Security researchers have responded to recent denial of service attacks against gaming websites and service providers that rely on insecure Network Time Protocol servers by drawing up a list of vulnerable systems. Network Time Protocol (NTP) offers a means of synchronising clocks over a computer network. Features of the simple UDP-based protocol mean it is possible to abuse it to return a large reply to a small request.

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