Feb. 12, 2024, 11:45 a.m. | Panchanan Panigrahi

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Unrestricted Resource Consumption is an API vulnerability where an attacker exploits the lack of limitations on resource usage within an API, causing excessive consumption of resources such as CPU, memory, or network bandwidth.

This vulnerability can lead to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, impacting the availability and performance of the targeted system or service. Attackers may deliberately trigger resource-intensive operations, overwhelming the system and disrupting its normal functioning, thereby affecting legitimate users' access to the API.

How to spot Unrestricted Resource Consumption …

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