The threat of cyber-attacks or cyber-bullying is as real as it gets. Perhaps what’s more interesting, given today’s time, is that the growing trend of frequent cyber-attacks aren’t typically targeted to larger organizations, which was the normal trend, when the cyber-attacks started gaining prominence. The fact of the matter is that, even smaller enterprises and small-scale internet setups are prone to cyber-attacks and cyber-bullying.
Having said that, this ever-growing threat needs to be tackled, in the right way, and, in the right direction!
This is where IP Booters, or more commonly known as, IP Stressers come into play.
Introduction – What is an IP Stresser/ Booter?
An IP Booter or Stresser is a unique mechanism, through which networks and servers could be better contained and put under severe strain. To put things into perspective, IP Stressers are essentially fragments of artillery capable of overtaking and even disabling networks and websites, at will.
IP Stressers have gained prominence, in light of cybersecurity threats. IP Stresser is an excellent tool or, should I say, the appropriate defense mechanism to test your server or website’s ability to tolerate cyber-attacks, against cyber criminals or bullies, and above all, to determine potential vulnerabilities of your website or server.
How Do IP Stressers Function?
Many cybersecurity experts and relevant agencies are advertising IP Stressers and how it is, virtually, the only way to detect, test, and anticipate cyber-attacks on one’s server.
Perhaps the mechanism of IP Stressers is what makes the technology ever so brilliant. IP Stressers follow the same suit as adopted by top-tier securityex gate makers. In order to determine its robustness, they need to capture their product, and administer as much damage as possible, to gauge the appropriate defense mechanism to over-run the attack.
If we extend the same logic to websites and servers, in order to evade the threat of cyber-attacks on your website, you need to make sure that your server or website has no discernible weaknesses or discrepancies. At the same time, should a direct attack occur, your website must be able to tolerate it, without any hindrance in performance.
Importance of IP Stressers
IP Stressers may be perceived as virtual drills for the safe-guarding of your website, which might be prone to frequent or sudden cyber-attacks an threats. Similarly, it also tests the strength of your server, in terms of tolerating direct cyber-attacks.
As mentioned under the mechanism of IP Stressers, while orchestrating or demonstrating short attacks, your relevant IT department may be able to pin point and address any existing vulnerabilities present in the system. This way, corrective actions or course of action could be determined and implemented upon.
What Type of IP Stressers are Being Offered Today?
There are multiple IP Stresser providers out there in the market. All of these service providers offer different type of IP Stressers. Both method and capacity, vary, given the nature and type of server.
The common types of IP Stressers offered are Layer 4 or SYN Flood attacks, which is essentially a form of denial-of-service attack, where the potential attacker instantly processes connection to a server, without finalizing the connection. This way, the company has to spend multiple resources and time to tackle the threat, which ultimately leads to crash of sever, under heavy traffic. Protection against such threats is offered by cybersecurity providers, in the form of Layer 4 of SYN Flood Attack IP Stressers.
Other forms of IP Stressers come in the form of full-fledge methods, which includes 7 Layer DDoS attacks, which are designed to target the top layer of the OSI model, to determine overall vulnerabilities throughout the server.
Different methods and capacities of IP Stressers are used, based on the size of the overall server, and how prone it might be to different types of cyber attacks.
It is important to note that ‘Power’ is a crucial element for IP Stressers. In recent times, servers have grown manifolds, and are able to tackle the toughest of attacks. This further implies that your need raw processing power to disrupt or slow down a decent server.
In light of the discussion presented above, more frequent cyber-attacks have paved way for servers to grow, in terms of robustness, and security experts, today, deploy IP Stressers, more than ever, in order to determine effectiveness and defense of their servers and websites host.
This rather odd alliance may be seen as a win-win situation, and is only natural, as the two groups are not necessarily at war. It is just a way for both parties to test and challenge each other’s abilities to the fullest.
Having said that, it could be safely deduced that server providers and website owners are comfortably enjoying the benefits of the formerly unthinkable alliance.