Couldn't someone use eValid to cause a Denial of Service

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Couldn't someone use eValid to cause a Denial of Service

Postby JWinston » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:35 am

Afternoon.

I was wondering:

Is eValid not a good choice to run a Denial of Service attack?

I would think that if you ran 1000's of eValid copies from a cloud somewhere you could saturate a web server.

Thanks
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Re: Couldn't someone use eValid to cause a Denial of Service

Postby eValid » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:09 pm

JWinston wrote:Afternoon.

I was wondering:

Is eValid not a good choice to run a Denial of Service attack?

I would think that if you ran 1000's of eValid copies from a cloud somewhere you could saturate a web server.

Thanks


Interesting question JWinston.

The short answer is:

Not efficient enough.

The eValid loading approach is to run multiple browser instances, all of which can be running from any script you want.

Here is how a machine desktop looks when running 100 instances:

http://e-valid.com/Products/Documentati ... 10x100.jpg

This generates very realistic load, because each browser is actually doing all of the work specified in the script that it is playing back.

And, yes, if you run many instances of this using cloud-based machine images, indeed, you can generate a very substantial load.

But not nearly enough for a distributed denial-of-service (DDS) attack.

There are much more efficient ways to generated large and troublesome loads. Sorry.


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