Distributed Denial of Service
Source: Network Magazine - Rik Farrow - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Host Security This is a well written and informative article on the DDoS attack. It is worth reading. Rik Farrow writes... "Network-based denial of service attacks became popular after the SYN floods that took down Web servers in 1996. Winnuke, . . . This is a well written and informative article on the DDoS attack. It is worth reading. Rik Farrow writes... "Network-based denial of service attacks became popular after the SYN floods that took down Web servers in 1996. Winnuke, teardrop, Land, bonk, snork, and smurf are but a few of the denial of service attacks that crash systems or clog networks. While these attacks are unpleasant enough, a new dimension has been added: These attacks can now be launched simultaneously from hundreds of remote-controlled attack servers. "

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