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Isuru Samaraweera
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Hi All,

According to this article encrypting the transport layer increases the probability of a DOS attack?

http://defensesystems.com/Articles/2013/12/19/DOS-attacks-complexity.aspx?Page=2


See the excerpt

The Internet has also become more sensitive to privacy and security, which has lead to encryption technologies such as Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security to encrypt data transmitted across a network. While the data can be transported with confidence, the trade-off is that encrypted traffic requires extra processing power, which means a device encrypting traffic typically will be under a greater load and, therefore, will be unable to process as many requests, leaving the device more susceptible to a DoS attack.


Can some body assert this?

Thanks,
Isuru
 
efthymia armanidi
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Hello,

this can be negated by smart IP filters.
//BR
 
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