Effects of the Denial of Service

Denial of service attack can further be classified into various types. Some of important are listed below 

  • Ping of Death
  • Syn Attack
  • Smurf Attack
  • Buffer overflow Attack
  • Teardrop Attack


Smurf Attack Similar to the ping flood attack but with a twist to the process. In a Smurf Attack, a ping command is sent to an intermediate network where it is amplified and forwarded to the victim. This single ping now becomes a virtual tsunami of traffic.


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