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  1. #1
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    Solved TeamSpeak can be used for outgoing DDoS attacks??? (is it true?)

    Hello,

    Our server got UDP ddos attack 2 days ago we talked to our VPS host (which hosts the server since over a year)

    when we told them we only host TeamSpeak 3 server on that VPS thy said:

    Teamspeak can be used for outgoing DDoS attacks - This was likely an revenge attack.
    Can you remove the TS3 server? As per our ToS we'd like to ask for it as it *will* cause issues again - It's simply a coding problem on their side.
    its the first time i hear about something like this so is it true by any chance??
    we never attacked anyone and never got any abuse complains with our IP/TeamSpeak involved

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    No teamspeak server can't. An hosting saying that really shows what type of knowledge it has, very trusting.
    However teamspeak servers are often target of ddos attacks. Get a VPS or Kimsufi 2G with OVH and you have a good ddos protection.

  3. #3
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    When i asked them about it thy said
    By UDP Reflection, a query is sent with a spoofed IP (the target) and has for example 2 packets size - Your TS server sends 1000 packets back, if you do this with enough requests it ends in a DDoS attack.

  4. #4
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    They obviously have NO IDEA how teamspeak in fact works, it's even impossible to get 1000 packets back by a few packets being sent. It's not a freaking dns server to get such results.

  5. #5
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    Same thing in my server, my host turned off the machine and showed me a log where it seemed like i was attacking an IP from the udp ports of my teamspeak servers. Is there any way to fix?

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    It might happen but I can't believe TS3 server has a huge amplification.
    Maybe the devs can confirm this?

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by barricas View Post
    It might happen but I can't believe TS3 server has a huge amplification.
    Maybe the devs can confirm this?
    thats why am asking

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