Keeping AWS S3 safe from request Attack?

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I am using S3, with my Free Tier and with 20,000 GETS a month.

Now each visitor can rack up 10-20 requests in absence of a caching service. Now I doubt I'll receive the traffic to reach the 20,000.

If my site was accessed via some loop that intentionally with an aim to put a strain on it? The requests might well, exceed 20,000 and I would be left with huge amazon bill without a fault of my own.

Is there a way out?

May 11, 2018 in Cloud Computing by brat_1
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Yes this is possible, because I don’t see a way AWS can differentiate between genuine and fake requests..

It is advisable not to expose S3 publically without any access control mechanisms.

So if you wish to host a website or serve files from S3, you can setup AWS CloudFront to serve the files from S3 also attach AWS WAF to CloudFront. This way you should be able to do rate limiting and prevent certain attacks.
answered May 11, 2018 by code_ninja
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