What is a Memcached DDoS Attack and How Can You Stop It?

Memcache is an open source, distributed memory caching system used to help improve the speed of websites. According to Shodan site, there are over 80,000 Memcached servers worldwide that are using a default insecure configuration and are being abused to launch reflection/amplification DDoS attacks.

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