UPnP joins the ‘just turn it off on consumer devices, already’ club

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Universal Plug ‘n’ Play, that eternal feast of the black-hat, has been identified as helping to amplify denial-of-service attacks.

Researchers at Imperva looked into misbehaving UPnP implementations after spotting odd attack traffic while analysing a Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP, an Internet proposal absorbed into UPnP) amplification attack during April 2018.

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