A curious proof-of-work project built on cryptocurrency has emerged that offers a means to prove participation in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. University of Colorado assistant professor Eric Wustrow and University of Michigan phD student Benjamin VanderSloot create the platform that allows TLS web servers to be targeted. Signatures are created when TLS connections are confirmed, gifting attackers another means to be paid for denial of service attacks. The DDoSCoins could be traded in for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the pair say.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register